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Subject: Re: [boost] [documentation] Are SVG's in documentation viable now?
From: Marco Guazzone (marco.guazzone_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-08 08:34:37

Hi John,

As Bern pointed out, the image

is missing.

Also, the SVG-rendered math symbols look uglier than the PNG counterparts.
Maybe, this is just a font issue.


-- Marco

On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Bernd Prager <bernd_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> John,
> This is very nice.
> It appears that the second "beta(a, b)" term is failing to generate the equation (Right row, line 70); I can only see a box.
> Cheers,
> -- Bernd
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Dec 8, 2014, at 7:51 AM, John Maddock <boost.regex_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Folks I need your opinions,
>> Since it's inception, Boost.Math has used PNG versions of equations and graphs even though scalable SVG versions have been available. Unfortunately, a variety of issues have prevented their use. Fortunately, the logjam now appears to have cleared, and use of SVG's appears viable.
>> So... I wonder if I can get folks to point their browsers at and let me know if there are any issues? One that I'm aware of, is that the equations reference Window's specific fonts, but so far in my tests this appears not to be an issue.
>> Many thanks, John.
>> PS, I'm aware of MathJax and similar solutions for equations - but these generate so many security warnings on IE when used in local docs (not on a server), that it's a non-starter for now. Besides, we have the SVG's already, and it's a one line change to make use of them ;-)
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