Re: symbols for nexus

From: Werner LEMBERG (
Date: Sun Mar 16 2008 - 15:38:44 CST

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    > The problem with arbitrarily wide embellishments on text is how to
    > define scope. The mathematical horizontal brackets are used as
    > characters, but within a system that uses other mechanisms to assign
    > scope. Therefore, the character only encodes the type of the
    > embellishment to be used, not its beginning or end.

    Thanks for the explanation. However, while reading TR 25, I would
    really like to have an example -- without your explanations I find
    the section on horizontal delimiters incomprehensible.

    > Coding a bracketing pair of characters, with the understanding that
    > the text between these characters is to be embellished would allow
    > someone to express the desired semantic, but introduces non-local
    > scope into plain text, something that should be avoided if at all
    > possible.

    Something like this should be added to TR 25 IMHO.


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