Re: how to add all latin (and greek) subscripts

From: David Starner (
Date: Mon Jun 30 2008 - 19:38:47 CDT

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    On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Michael Everson <> wrote:
    > Dragging maths and music into it is a totally different thing.

    But the discussion is about math; whether characters should be added
    to Unicode to make it easier to mangle math into plain text.

    > Content is the thing that markers-up like to mark up. But content is the
    > centre.

    Grabbing the first book at my left, James White's _Deadly Litter_, I
    quickly come upon sentences like "I'm not sure I can land <i>us</i> on
    Mars." I don't see the fundamental distinction between the content
    that's plain text and that which is markup; both add to the meaning of
    the sentence, and the italics, once lost, could not be restored by any
    marker-up without reference to the original text. Digging down through
    the stack, I find similar usage in _Classical Considerations: Useful
    Wisdom from Greece and Rome_ and _The Pilgrim's Progress_ by John

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