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"mtext" token element

The “mtext” element plays similar role of rendering characters like “mo” amd “mn” elements, but with a difference. It does not convey the notional or symbolic aspect of mathematical identities and numbers, which require specific presentation and manipulation to convey mathematical meaning. The “mtext” element is used to present plain text, which may be used for comments and clarification.

This element is also useful to deliver white space and mixing verbose mathematical rendering consisting of word string. For example, we would need to say “The presentation of alpha character in MathML looks like : α”.

Display with "mtext" element

<m:math display="block"> <m:mtext>The presentation of alpha character in MathML is : </m:mtext> <m:mi>&alpha;</m:mi> </m:math>

Save the file after editing as “test4.xml”. The display looks like :

The presentation of alpha character in MathML is : α

Though “mtext” element manages the empty space within the string of words, but not around it. In order to enhance, readability, style and presentation, we may add empty space, using "&ThinSpace" entity character.

Display with "mtext" element

<m:math display="block"> <m:mtext>The presentation of alpha character in MathML is : &ThinSpace; </m:mtext> <m:mi>&alpha;</m:mi> </m:math>

Save the file after editing as “test4.xml”. The display looks like :

The presentation of alpha character in MathML is :   α

Color and size management of the content of “mtext” element is implemented with the common attributes of the token element i.e. mathvariant, mathsize, mathcolor and mathbackground directly on "mtext" element.

Display with "mtext" element

<m:math display="block"> <m:mtext mathvariant='bold' mathcolor='#fff' mathsize='12pt' mathbackground='#f55'> Example : </m:mtext> <m:mtext mathsize='10pt'> The above example illustrates application of “mfrac” element. </m:mtext> </m:math>

Save the file after editing as “test.xml”. The display looks like :

Example : This example illustrates application of theorem.

In general, mixing of text with mathematics may be implemented, using any of the three possibilities discussed here. First, we can rely on the rendering facility of the document in which “MathML” is embedded. This document could be any valid “xml” document, including HTML. Second, we may use the text rendering by “mtext” element as explained above. This is appropriate for text, which is neither the part of the general text flow in the document nor the part of the notional display of mathematical expression. It suits the requirement of text rendering, used for qualifying mathematical expression or comments. Third, displaying text with “mi” element, which is inline with the mathematical expression or a part of it.

"mspace" token element

    Attribute value types

  • width (default : "0em"): number h-unit | namedspace
  • height (default : "0ex"): number v-unit
  • depth (default : "0ex"): number v-unit
  • linebreak (default : "auto"): auto | newline | indentingnewline | nobreak | goodbreak | badbreak

Questions & Answers

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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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yes that's correct
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is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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what is Nano technology ?
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write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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why?
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what school?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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Source:  OpenStax, A primer in mathml. OpenStax CNX. Apr 19, 2006 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10345/1.16
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