Support other external MathML equation editors

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chrispitude
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Support other external MathML equation editors

Post by chrispitude » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:12 pm

The LibreOffice Suite provides LibreOffice Math, a decent free equation editor:
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It supports MathML 2.0, as well as other math formats. It's available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS. It can be called to edit an equation file from the command line:

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"c:\Program Files\LibreOffice\program\smath.exe" --nologo eqn63.mml
It would be great if Oxygen could be configured to use an external user-specified equation editor. I've asked about this in the past, and Radu all but wrote the plugin for me:

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but I simply lack the Java knowledge to do this. I am posting the request here so that others can voice their support for it.

OpenOffice has a similar equation editor (OpenOffice Math), but it currently supports only MathML 1.0.

Radu
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Re: Support other external MathML equation editors

Post by Radu » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:27 pm

Hi Chris,

This makes sense, I added an internal issue with ID EXM-45174 and we'll let you know when we implement it.

Regards,
Radu
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Cosmin Duna
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Re: Support other external MathML equation editors

Post by Cosmin Duna » Wed May 20, 2020 2:06 pm

Hi Chris,

In the new Oxygen 22.1, we added support for editing MathML equations using an external tool:
https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/ ... ml_equatio

Best regards,
Cosmin
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chrispitude
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Re: Support other external MathML equation editors

Post by chrispitude » Wed May 20, 2020 3:16 pm

Hi Cosmin,

I just tried this out and it works brilliantly - thank you!!

chrispitude
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Re: Support other external MathML equation editors

Post by chrispitude » Wed May 20, 2020 3:17 pm

Hi Cosmin,

I just tried this out and it works brilliantly - thank you!!

Here is the command line I used for the LibreOffice Math equation editor in LibreOffice 6:

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"C:\Program Files\LibreOffice\program\smath.exe" --nologo "${cf}"
The --nologo option suppresses the splash screen, which provides a more seamless integration into Oxygen.

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