From: Hans Aberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2006 - 09:24:09 CST
On 14 Mar 2006, at 14:21, Keutgen, Walter wrote:
> STIX quotes 'measeq' as SGML name of U+225e (http://www.ams.org/
> STIX/stixfullr/stixfull-0c.html) and as AMS/TeX name (http://
> www.ams.org/STIX/bnb/stix-tbl.asc-99jul03) of it. Excuse me for
> the fuzzy term 'programming language'.
I passed over those pages, but it just means that they appear as
names in some TeX macro package, but does not as such give any
indications of their mathematical usage. I think that the STIX
committee just made sure that those glyphs appeared in Unicode as
well, based on the principle that characters that somehow has
appeared in print should be added.
> Perhaps the CJK radical composition operators give an example how
> to generate such composites. Perhaps the Unicode consortium could
> think about extending their usage.
Any natural language combining character scheme will be far too crude
for actual general use in mathematics. I expect the situation to be
the other situation around: once pinned down in math, it can be
extended to a more comprehensive and efficient scheme for use in
This is also the reason I have not bothered much about adding such a
scheme to Unicode specifically, as there is too much development
needed to be done.
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