From: Dmitry Turin (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 04:16:35 CDT
>> Impossibility to write commonly used formulas with root and
>> fraction _in textual_ file looks poorly, archaically too.
>> But symbols 'root' and 'fraction' exist! Why nobody guess
>> to interprete them as control symbol.
>> Let's agree to display expression "(a+b+c)\(d+e)" as
>>and expression "a#(b+c)" (where # is mark of root) as
>> a ___
SM> There is linear format used by Microsoft Office and described in
SM> http://unicode.org/notes/tn28/ by Murray Sargent. It is very close to
SM> natural representation of math formulas and what you describe. But it
SM> still does not declare any rendering rules, only semantics.
But these are the markup language once again.
Plain text is used in _all_ type of documents
(biologistic one, economistic one, texts of schoolchildren),
and manufactorers of software must be prevented from embeding of
_particular_ markup language into all system.
Unicode2 (2.1.0) http://unicode2.chat.ru
HTML6 (6.4.1) http://html60.chat.ru
SQL4 (4.3.0) http://sql40.chat.ru
Computer2 (2.0.3) http://computer20.chat.ru
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