Wikimedia Community User Group Math

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This group represents the mathematicians worldwide that use Wikimedia products (such as MediaWiki, Wikibase) on WMF hosted and privately hosted servers. While our long-term objective is to make mathematical knowledge better accessible to every human being in close collaboration with the Wikimedia 2030 movement, our short-term objective is to coordinate the global activities to improve the display and retrieval of mathematical expressions, such as .

More specifically, until Thursday, May 24, 2018, the syntax of the input for mathematical formulae in MediaWiki, i.e., Wikipedia and Wikibase, i.e., Wikidata was fixed. Now, we are in a position that we can change the input syntax and implement new features. To do so we need to reach a global consensus on how to design the details of the new syntax and which new features would be most beneficial towards the success of our vision.

Objectives[edit]

Founding of the Wiki Math Community Group
  • agree on (realistic) goals how to change the syntax
  • improve math rendering quality
  • make math more accessible (to machines and APIs)
  • improve editing of math formulae
  • improve the accessibility of mathematical formulae

Activities for July-September 2019[edit]

History[edit]

2018-06-21 Resolution 1: Deprecate texvc commands conflicting with LaTeX commands used in common packages https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Math/Roadmap#Step_1_Part_A:_Remove_problematic_texvc_redefinitions [1]

Contact information[edit]

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Interested in participating[edit]

Please add your name here:

  1. --Salix alba (talk) 05:53, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Debenben (talk) 18:43, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Physikerwelt (talk) 06:48, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Michael Hardy (talk) 21:29, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  5. --David Eppstein (talk) 13:43, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  6. --GastelEtzwane (talk) 23:00, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
  7. --Alexmar983 (talk) 10:31, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  8. --B20180 (talk) 12:32, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  9. Viztor (talk) 23:22, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
  10. Spiritia 12:42, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  11. --D.Lazard (talk) 08:05, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

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