From: James Kass (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 00:30:53 CDT
Dean Snyder wrote,
> Doesn't the idea that so many people will embrace a new Fraktur range
> imply that it's the right thing to do?
It might, if it were true.
During the course of this discussion, I've often lamented that there is
no evidence whatsoever that Semitic mathematicians ever used palaeo-
Hebrew glyphs as math variables. It would sure simplify things, wouldn't
I have no fear that many people would embrace a new Fraktur range, therefore
its unnecessary to dredge up hypothetical problems that such a range might
As a member of the Latin script user community, I'd not be threatened by
a separate encoding for Fraktur. I have Fraktur books in my library.
Whether I've got their titles stored in my database using Latin characters
or abusing math variables is best left to speculation.
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