05272013, 03:51 PM  #1 
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MathML and some other question
I got my Aura HD a few weeks ago. It is my 1st ebook reader ever, so I'll warn you that I'm a total noob and perhaps I'll say a lot of idiocies.
I would like to use the device also for reading math and physics books. I have a small book in XHTML (which uses MathML for the coding of the formulas) and I uploaded it on the device with calibre, but the latter puts the file in a ZIP and then I couldn't see it in the shelves (from the Kobo). { Can the Kobo Aura open zip archives? Is there a way to tell calibre to upload the XHTML flat and not compressed? } I converted using calibre the XHTML book in EPUB (I think calibre manages only EPUB 2 but ain't no sure). Btw, Calibre visualizes it perfectly, I read that it utilizes some js library called MathJax. The problem is that the Kobo Aura HD doesn't visualize the maths properly as if MathML wouldn't be supported on the device. {Am I doing something wrong? If not, is there a way, ANY WAY (tweaks and hax are welcome), to install MathJax, MathML or something that would do the job on the Kobo?} Last, I read that the EPUB3 format includes MathML support by default. {Does the Kobo Aura HD support EPUB3? If not, is an update for its support scheduled in the near future?} Thanks in advance to whoever will be so patient to read and answer to my silly questions. 
05272013, 04:39 PM  #2 
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I don't think there is anything that you can install on Kobo device itself.
But maybe you can convert your book to pdf, it would hopefully display better. Good Luck 
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05272013, 04:54 PM  #3  
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Kobo declared that they will support EPUB 3 by the end of 2013. With a rigorous reading of EPUB 3 specs, this means that they will support Presentation MathML. Definitely this can be achieved through a firmware update, if they will find a way of implementing it into their rendering engine. 

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I don't know if this will help but this thread deals with converting MathML to SVG.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=146080 Covers seem to use SVG so perhaps it would be possible to try this route. BobC 
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