Inasmuch as AH Formatter supports MathML 3.0 but on Linux ships with a minimal
font-config.xml file, if you are formatting non-trivial MathML on Linux, then you’ll probably need to add some mathematical fonts to your
If counts as trivial because you could do it with “ordinary” fonts, then non-trivial would include anything requiring “stretchy” characters, such as the identity matrix example from the MathML 3.0 spec that is shown on the right rendered without and with mathematical fonts. AH Formatter on Linux uses the STIX fonts by default, so the simplest way to get your MathML rendering correctly is to make sure that the STIX fonts are installed and that AH Formatter will use them. Continue reading
Inasmuch as the Antenna House logo is a satellite dish, when the Unicode Consortium announced their Adopt a Character Campaign, the obvious choice was to adopt U+1F4E1 SATELLITE ANTENNA.
Inasmuch as I wanted to feature the letterpress aspect of the card from this year’s Letterpress Christmas Cards Workshop at the National Print Museum, I dreamt of this:
Inasmuch as it’s annoying when the VMware guest’s screensaver controls screen blanking only up until your mouse strays off the guest’s window and then the host’s screensaver kicks in and blanks the screen again, you can add this to
/etc/vmware/config on a Linux host:
mks.fullscreen.allowScreenSaver = "yes"
mks.windowed.allowScreenSaver = "yes"
mks.x.screenSaverTimeout = 590
From Setting Linux Host Screensaver Options in the Workstation Global Configuration File,
mks.windowed.allowScreenSaver enable the host screensaver in full screen and windowed modes, respectively, and a
mks.x.screenSaverTimeout of 590 seconds sets VMware to ‘ungrab’ the keyboard and mouse shortly before the host screensaver kicks in after 10 minutes of inactivity.
No more competing screensavers, but after VMware ‘ungrabs’ the keyboard and mouse, you do need to click the mouse in the VMware guest’s window so it will ‘grab’ them again, and you can then use the guest as normal.
Inasmuch as I was losing mine, I needed theirs to get back to having a functioning Linux Mint desktop. Continue reading
Inasmuch as it’s something that people ask for, I demoed in the DemoJam at XML Prague that I’d been working on a Relax NG schema and Schematron rules for validating XSL-FO. Most of both the schema and the Schematron were generated directly from the XML source for the XSL 1.1 Recommendation. Additionally, the Schematron used a parser written in XSLT for handling the XSL-FO expression language, so the Schematron could evaluate property values rather than just matching on property value strings.
There was also an oXygen add-on framework in the works, and, naturally, the schema and Schematron also covered Antenna House extensions.
If you look at the screenshot, you’ll see:
- Schematron error for the interrelated
- No error for ‘
column-count="-1 - -2"‘ because the value evaluates as a positive integer.
- oXygen ‘tooltip’ information for
fo:block extracted from the XML for the XSL 1.1 Recommendation.
- The ‘neutral’ and ‘out-of-line’ formatting objects, as well as the XSL 1.1 ‘point’
fo:change-bar-end formatting objects that can appear anywhere inside a
fo:flow, are available where they are allowed.
- Schematron error for the invalid
Inasmuch as the Windows GUI for AH Formatter,
AHFormatter.exe, has a
-s command-line parameter for reusing an existing GUI rather than starting a new one, you can use that with an oXygen transformation scenario producing XSL-FO to make the GUI refresh whenever you run the transformation scenario. Continue reading
Inasmuch as I’m now with Antenna House, I’ve been changing over to new usernames for Skype, etc. That seemed straightforward enough when I picked tgraham.antenna for Skype, but then I found that GitHub doesn’t allow “.” in usernames, so on GitHub, I’m tgraham-antenna. Which has left me wondering, what are the allowed non-alphabetic characters in the networks of interest? Continue reading
Inasmuch as it’s a good and useful way to get hands-on experience with letterpress, I went to my third Christmas Cards Workshop at the National Print Museum earlier this month.
Inasmuch as I like their products, I like their people, and they have strengths in XSL-FO, CSS, and EPUB, I’m pleased to join Antenna House as Senior Architect, XML Division.
I am still based in Ireland, and I am still available for consulting, but now it’s as part of my work with Antenna House. In fact, we already have a couple of projects lined up, including prospective work from a company that wasn’t with Mentea.
This blog remains (and, who knows, might even become active), and the resources at http://www.mentea.net/resources.html remain available, but going forward, I am representing Antenna House.