# RE: Brackets and integrals: behaviour of rasterizator

Date: Mon Oct 01 2007 - 01:52:08 CST

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Dmitry Turin wrote:
> Obviously, that brackets and mark of intergral should be control symbols:
> opening brackets (, [, {, mark of integrals (simple and circular
> http://unicode2.chat.ru/site/unicode2/en/author/convert_eng.htm )
> should be equal to next symbol by height,
> and closing brackets ), ], } are equal to previous symbol by height.

This is already the case in plain-text using the linear notation that is
almost standardized.

Also for mathematics, using math formula renderers like TeX or LaTeX you can
do that with "\left(" and "\right)" (substitute parentheses with other
pairs).

See MANY examples on any edition of Wikipedia where MathML is heavily used
in almost all articles with mathematical topics. Start by the mathemetics
category or portal of each wiki...

The MathML or TeX notations are widely understood and well supported, their
implementation in many popular websites like Wikipedia, or well known
word-processors (like Microsoft Office/Word or Openoffice) is a proof that
this use is not restricted to only official scientific papers published by
mathematicians.

Unicode also includes decomposed characters for composing them in plain-text
using 2-parts or 3-parts glyphs over several successive lines, using a
monospaced font, because they were present in legacy charsets. This works
very reliably for example in emails typically rendered with monospaced
fonts.

So that's much enough to satisfy all needs! We really don't need more
characters for them.

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