From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 18 2008 - 13:03:54 CDT
On 9/18/2008 9:50 AM, Leo Broukhis wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Asmus Freytag <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 9/17/2008 5:55 PM, Leo Broukhis wrote:
>>> 2008/9/17 Karl Pentzlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>>> Elementary mathematical symbols:
>>>> U+2264 LESS-THAN OR EQUAL TO - no own key needed, enter as:
>>>> diacritical mark "combining macron below" + "less-than sign"
>>>> U+2265 GREATER-THAN OR EQUAL TO - no own key needed, enter as:
>>>> diacritical mark "combining macron below" + "greater-than sign"
>>> In some countries,
>>> U+2A7D LESS-THAN OR SLANTED EQUAL TO and
>>> U+2A7E GREATER-THAN OR SLANTED EQUAL TO are used instead.
>>> If nothing else, using "combining macron below" for both is
>> (I tend to doubt that the difference between slanted and non-slanted use in
>> the example here is a true "local convention" - at least I've not seen hard
>> evidence to that effect, would be interesting to get some, if it existed).
> I've never seen a non-slanted variant in a Russian book. The line
> printers with the GOST 10859 character set also had the slanted
Thanks. I just checked some books I have and found that they use the
forms with full equals sign rather than single horizontal line. Also,
any of these is probably rather rare compare to simple < and > so I
question again the desire to handle these at the keyboard level. Typing
< followed by = and having an IME sort out the desired style (with
on-screen correction) is going to be a lot more user-friendly than using
PS: Russian mathematicians, publishing in international mathematical
journals will have to follow whatever the house style is of that
journal, which makes locale-based solutions suspect in my view.
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