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I would like to build a quiz application on mathematics using adobe air. In maths it needs writing of equations. Mathematical equations contains several different symbols. I would like to know how to use MathML notation to render the equation in FLEX /AIR using Flex Builder.
I want to know does ADOBE AIR supports HTML equation editor or latex kind of equations.
If any third party (freeware) equation editor can be integrated with Adobe air
I don't believe AIR's HTML component supports MathML. It's unfortunately not as popular as it should be, given the poor alternatives.
What I do on my web site is write the equations in LaTeX format, then render them down to PNGs with transparent backgrounds and embed those into the page.
If your application absolutely has to allow input of arbitrary equations, I'd allow the user to input LaTeX, then send it off to a web service that you build which does the rendering down to PNG. There will be some latency here, and it won't be possible to do this editing offline, but once the equation is renedered to a bitmap, you can cache it in an LSO for offline display.
The Alchemy project ( http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/alchemy/) allows you to convert C/C++ libraries to ActionScript. That could be an option for integrating Latex into an AIR application.
Thanks for the details.
With google help I could able to generate a png image from PHP 4.x for an arbitary equation.
I am not able to figure out how to run php executable from ADOBE AIR.
Please help me how to run an executable from ADOBE AIR
I tired with alchemy -- in the website they have mentioned it supported for cygwin -- I am using eclipse flex builder.
how to take the library from the alchemy and integrate with flex builder on windows. does it work.
I am not able to run the samples provided in the alchemy.
If possible could you pl. share any documentation to start with alchemy.
All the Alchemy documentation I know of is on the Adobe Labs site. I've gotten as far as running the samples provided, but haven't had time to do anything beyond that. I imagine it is possible to setup Eclipse to build Alchemy projects, but then I don't know enough about Eclipse to tell you how to do it.
You cannot run another executable from an AIR application at this point, which is why jkhgdkhgslkj recommended doing it on a server.