Brooks Moses wrote:

On a different note, it may be worth pointing out that ConTeXt's support for typesetting of complicated equations -- that is, the sort of stuff for which one really wants the AMSmath package in LaTeX -- really isn't especially great; it's pretty much limited to the capabilities of Plain TeX. I'm currently working (very slowly) on trying to improve this by doing a port of AMSmath to ConTeXt, but I have no idea how compatible that will be with ConTeXt's MathML/XML support, nor when I'd have it to a point where it would be ready for production work.

The other alternative I know of for doing math in XML is embedding bits of LaTeX code within the XML. Since most "conversion to non-PDF formats" involves converting the math to bitmap images anyway (or, at least, any conversion to HTML for the web does!), I don't think that's really complicating things much. It's certainly possible in theory to embed LaTeX-coded equations in ConTeXt, and there's a small bit of comment on this on the Wiki. In practice, it may take a bit of coding to make work, but the amount won't be excessive.

there is a math module (m-math) and a new implementation of that (m-newmat) which does quite some ams math; i have no problem with adding more code but each time i ask for specs, nothing comes up -) Hans ----------------------------------------------------------------- Hans Hagen | PRAGMA ADE Ridderstraat 27 | 8061 GH Hasselt | The Netherlands tel: 038 477 53 69 | fax: 038 477 53 74 | www.pragma-ade.com | www.pragma-pod.nl -----------------------------------------------------------------