You can also download a version of Tilomino to run locally on your own computer. Download Tilomino.zip, unzip it on your computer, and run it locally by double-clicking on the index.html file. Note that the tutorial has not been zipped and will only run remotely.
Word processing using mathematical symbols can be a finicky task using standard word processors. Though some tools exist and it is possible, standard word processors are not really designed for this and can make the task arduous.
Below are some comments and ideas on using mathematical symbols in documents.
Note that Microsoft Internet Explorer does not implement html 4.0 correctly (its only been out for a decade) and does not display these symbols correctly. These symbols are used freely in the course web pages I therefore recommend using Firefox or similar to view the web pages on this site, particularly the assignment pages.
LaTeX is the software that professional mathematicians use and is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of mathematical documents. It is free and comes standard with Linux (usually "tetex"), there are also windows versions available.
LaTeX is a "markup" language (like html), input files are written in plain text with formating commands, the file is then "compiled" to produce a finished document. There are many online resources (or Google "latex help"). There are also many books I particularly recommend Leslie Lamport's book.
However, be warned that LaTeX is a complex language and there is a very steep learning curve.
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