RE: Proposed Draft UTR #31 - Syntax Characters

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Fri Aug 22 2003 - 09:35:14 EDT

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    Jill Ramonsky wrote:
    > Damn. I guess you guys are all going to hate me for asking
    > this, but ...
    > what exactly is a mathematical space?

    An compatibility space character used only in typesetting mathematics:

            205F;MEDIUM MATHEMATICAL SPACE;Zs;0;WS;<compat> 0020;;;;N;;;;;

    > PS. I'm going to pre-empt any puns on other interpretations
    > of the phrase "mathematical space", [...]

    That's unfair! I had a such a nice story about a mathematician who goes in a
    space bar and asks for 568.31 ml of... :-)

    _ Marco

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