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Mirror of ftp://ftp.cs.uni-sb.de/formulae - "A Functional Description of TeX's Formula Layout"
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This directory contains a re-implementation of TeX's formula layout written in Standard ML of New Jersey, version 109.2 by Reinhold Heckmann, Universitaet des Saarlandes, following suggestions by Reinhard Wilhelm, Universitaet des Saarlandes. WARNING: The system is still in the status of development. ------- This distribution may contain errors of any kind. The present system can typeset nearly all formulae by translating them from formula terms (see MathTypes.sml) into box terms (see BoxTypes.sml). The only exceptions are accents, roots, and big delimiters. The resulting box terms can be translated into dvi output. At present, there is no good way to enter formulae; a parser is needed which can read TeX input and build formula terms from it. Also, the testing possibilities and user friendliness are not yet well developed. To install: get formulae.tar.gz zcat formulae.tar.gz | tar -xf - This gives a directory called `formulae'. Go into this directory. Start sml (best: Standard ML of New Jersey, version 109.2). use "edit.m"; U "all"; ... and everything is read in and translated (hopefully). At the moment, the system provides two test functions (see test.sml) test1, test2: unit -> unit which, when executed, typeset certain fixed formulae, translate them to dvi and write them into file "das.dvi". (Sorry, this file name is built in.) As an example, the distributed system contains the file "das.dvi" resulting from running test1. It also contains a TeX file "dastex.tex" which contains the formulae of test2 to allow comparing TeX layout with our system's layout. More tests can be programmed by editing or augmenting file "test.sml". The typesetting system itself is contained in files "----.sml". For a rough description of their organization, see file "OVERVIEW". In addition, there are files RM05 ... RM10 MI05 ... MI10 SY05 ... SY10 EX09 EX10 which contain condensed font information (height, depth, and width of characters). These files have been derived from TeX's TFM files. File "edit.m" contains functions which provide access to the Unix editor "vi" from within sml. E "xxx"; runs the editor on file "xxx.sml" (note the addition of the suffix). After leaving the editor, the file is reloaded if there have been any changes to it. A call U "xxx"; loads file "xxx.sml" without editing. Both functions store the file name internally; if the same file is to be edited / loaded again, it suffices to call E ""; and likewise with U. File "all.sml" contains a sequence of U's which load the files containing the system in their proper order. (Sorry, there is no "make" or any other kind of source code management.) Documentation: The core system is described in the paper "A Functional Description of TeX's Formula Layout" submitted to Journal of Functional Programming. Unfortunately, there is no documentation of the usage of the system other than the remarks in this file (mainly because we have not yet implemented a nice user interface).