# Wikisource Ebooks: investigate improve rendering of mathematical formulas on wikisource [8H]Open, Needs TriagePublicActions

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 ifried Jul 2 2020, 3:26 PM2020-07-02 15:26:12 (UTC+0)
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NOTE: Suggestion from user -- Can't wait for the maths export :) Maybe you would need some special fonts to handle math export properly. You can find nice one in LaTeX. TeX Gyre Pagella, TeX Gyre Schola or TeX Gyre Termes offer a nice text font with a support for maths formula. That would give some homogeneity to the text. thanks for those great progress!
NOTE: This ticket is lower priority than general reliability or font rendering tickets. If we have time, we will look into, but we should focus on the highest priority tickets first.

As a Wikisource user, I want mathematical formulas to be properly rendered and displayed as text (rather than images) on Wikisource, so that I can view, copy, and analyze mathematical formulas in a readable format.

Background: "Currently on the different wiki, it is possible to activate MathML to have a nice render of mathematical formulas instead of vector images. The current export process does not allow to have this MathML format and include all mathematical formulas as images, like the old mediawiki way. MathML being now vastly handled, it would be really useful to be able to export the code with MathML." - Wikisource user

Acceptance Criteria:

• Investigate if pros/cons of enabling mathml on wikisource
• Investigate how formulas can always be text rather than images (example: https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:M%C3%A9moires_de_l%E2%80%99Acad%C3%A9mie_des_sciences,_Tome_6.djvu/580)
• Investigate the main challenges, risks, and dependencies associated with implement such a system reliability
• Provide a general estimate/idea, if possible, of the potential impact it may have on rendering mathematical formulas
• Provide a general estimation/rough sense of the level of difficulty of effort required in doing such work

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. Jul 2 2020, 3:26 PM
ifried renamed this task from mathml support for wikisource [placeholder] to Wikisource Ebooks: mathml support for wikisource.Jul 9 2020, 8:49 PM
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ifried renamed this task from Wikisource Ebooks: mathml support for wikisource to Wikisource Ebooks: improve rendering of mathematical formulas on wikisource.Jul 16 2020, 4:26 PM
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ifried renamed this task from Wikisource Ebooks: improve rendering of mathematical formulas on wikisource to Wikisource Ebooks: investigate improve rendering of mathematical formulas on wikisource.Aug 6 2020, 6:51 PM
ARamirez_WMF renamed this task from Wikisource Ebooks: investigate improve rendering of mathematical formulas on wikisource to Wikisource Ebooks: investigate improve rendering of mathematical formulas on wikisource [8H].Jan 14 2021, 6:25 PM
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