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Re: [Phys-l] Decorated Symbols (e.g. x-bar, q-dot, v-vector) in HTML

On Jan 9, 2012, at 11:16 AM, John Denker wrote:

I figured out a way to apply decent-looking decorations to symbols ...
decorations such as a dot (perhaps to indicate a time derivative)
or an overbar (perhaps to indicate an average) or an arrow (to
indicate a vector). The results (and the code to produce them)
can be found at

Getting the decorations to look decent is trickier than you might
think. There are several techniques that might be expected to
work, but don't ... as discussed at


I've used LaTeX and processed with tex4ht saving all maths as png images. Looks quite good!

What about MathML? Many browsers now support it.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)