How to sponsor

MathML in Chromium



Primary sponsor

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is the primary sponsor of this project through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They have shown a great support on the MathML in Chromium initiative and will be sponsoring the main part of the project which is described in the Project Roadmap.

We are very happy to have their support and we really hope more companies/organizations could join them to help us in the development of extra features, improvement of test coverage and interoperability, in addition to retake the work around MathML standard at W3C.

NISO and Sloan Foundation logos
NISO and Sloan Foundation logos

Other sponsors

The best way for your company/organization to show support for MathML is to become an official sponsor. Become sponsor and get your logo displayed on our web site! In addition, you will get the benefits summarized below.

With your support we’ll be able to advance more in the developemnt of additional features, improve interoperability between the different web rendering engines implementations and work on the MathML standard. All this additional work is described in the Project Extras.

Bronze (USD 2K)

  • Small logo on the MathML in Chromium page
  • Final report of the project

Silver (USD 5K)

  • Logo on the MathML in Chromium page
  • Final report of the project

Gold (USD 10K)

  • Logo on the MathML in Chromium page
  • Short bi-weekly report of activity
  • Final report of the project

Platinum (USD 20K)

  • Logo on the MathML in Chromium page
  • Subscription to internal project mailing list
  • Short bi-weekly report of activity
  • Final report of the project

We are happy to discuss other special sponsorship options if you are interested in contributing. Your interest and sponsorship can make MathML a reality in all open source web engines. Please contact us to discuss conditions and payment options.


Your support is important

Mathematical formulae provide a symbolic representation of mathematical concepts and have had a fundamental role to disseminate educational, technical and scientific knowledge in written form. Today, the Web is one of the main medium to share information and MathML was designed to integrate mathematical formulae in web pages. However, the very popular Google Chrome, which accounts for the biggest share in the browsers market, still lacks support for native mathematical rendering. This forces authors to use one of the many alternative methods to write mathematical formulae such as generating PNG or SVG images, emulating mathematical layout with a CSS style sheet or using third-party Javascript programs to format equations. Following Google’s Web Platform Predictability effort, the present project aims at implementing MathML in Chromium in order to get an interoperable way to share mathematical formulae using a standard that is well-integrated in the web platform ecosystem.

Not only browser companies but also companies that have interest in specific specifications have collaborated with Igalia to push the implemention of web technologies forward. CSS Grid Layout is an example of such technologies whose support in Chromium and WebKit has been developed by Igalia since 2012. Mozilla or Apple have worked on integrating and maintaining MathML support in their browsers (with the help of volunteers) but the big improvements in WebKit were again led by Igalia. Implementing standards in browsers is a long-term effort that not everybody can achieve alone. That is why we started a collective fundraising campaign for implementing MathML in Chromium. This will hopefully open the way to future exciting collaborations between all the actors of the Web.