How to setup Mozilla for displaying MathML contents
The easiest way to display properly a web page containing MathML is probably to use a browser from the Mozilla family. Indeed all browsers based on the Gecko rendering engine offer MathML support. It includes Firefox, Galeon (requires Gnome), Epiphany (requires Gnome), Netscape (versions ≥ 7), Camino (for Mac)…
The Mozilla rendering engine of MathML needs specific Mathematical fonts that are not installed as standard in operating systems. It is then necessary to install them. Mozilla/fonts gives all necessary information to download theses fonts for various operating systems.
On Ms Windows or the Mac OS X, download the corresponding font installer and follow the instructions:
- Windows font installer / Windows instructions.
- Mac font installer / Mac instructions. Use browsers based on Gecko 1.8 or later (such as Firefox 1.5 and later).
It looks that firefox 3 last beta version has broken MathML support. Bug is categorised as « Critical », so let’s hope it will be soon fixed!