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About the Euromath Editor
The Euromath Editor is a structured SGML WYSIWYG editor. Most people these
days knows that WYSIWYG means "What You See Is What You Get". However, A
staggering small amounth of people knows about SGML, and even fewer knows
about the great number of advantages of SGML. It's important to know about
SGML to fully realize the strengths of the Euromath System.
What is SGML
SGML is an abbreviation for Structured Generalized Markup
Language. It is defined as an International Standard (ISO-8879) from
1986. SGML explains how documents may be spilt up in a part describing the
contents of the document and a part describing the structure. Since SGML only
uses ASCII characters it's highly portable, and can be used on any platform
and with any SGML system. Furthermore, SGML uses semantic markup
istead of presentation related markup. This allows SGML encoded data to be
indexed more effectivly.
What's better than an example. Imagine that you often write letters. First
you should analyse the documents in general. A letter could consists of the
- The letter itself
- The person(s) who are to recieve the letter
- The person who are sending the letter
- An opening
- The body of the letter. The again consist of any number of paragraphs
- Paragraph containing text
- The authors signature
The above information about the structure would be gathered in a DTD
(Document Type Definition). The DTD for a letter like above would
look like this:
Now a document can be written that conforms to the DTD for a letter. First
there is a reference to which DTD is used, and then the document:
Dept. of Mathematics
University of Greenland
1. Bd. of Ice
Regarding your interest in the Euromath Editor
Thank you for your interest in the Euromath Editor. I enclose in
this letter, a folder describing all the features of the Euromath
Editor, along with the latest copy of the Euromath Bulletin, which
you will recieve free of charge if you choose to become a Euromath
Should you require further information, feel free to contact me
via email. My adress is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Lau Hansen, Euromath Center.
Now you should have a very basic knowledge of SGML, and we should be able
to move on to talk about the Euromath Editor.
The Euromath Editor
The Euromath Editor combines the best features of SGML and WYSIWYG editing.
The main characteristics are:
To find out even more about SGML read the FAQ on the subject. Click here to read it.
- Full SGML-compatibility The most important advantage of the
- Structured editing of mathematical and other documents in WYSIWYG
fashion. You edit directly in the screen view. Not necessity to deal with an
iterative procedure (generating source code + previewing)
- Automatic housekeeping by the system (updating of numbering for
theorems, footnotes, bibliographical and cross-references etc.)
- Intelligent navigation through documents, via the table of contents
- National Language Support (keyboard input for ISO Latin 1
characters, like ö, ø, å etc.)
- Powerfull Search and Replace in several modes; ordinary textstrings
and regular expressions.
- Export to LaTeX to exploit the typesetting qualities of the TeX
- Import from LaTeX into the Euromath Editor.
- And many other things.......
Should you wish to learn even more about the Euromath Editor and it's many
features and advantages, please contact us, at email@example.com
Last updated: April 15, 1996 by Peter Lau Hansen