Re: Proprietary Card Decks

From: Julian Bradfield (
Date: Wed Apr 13 2011 - 08:28:00 CDT

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    >On 13 Apr 2011, at 13:34, Julian Bradfield wrote:
    >>> The principle for adding the mathematical styles is that they can be
    >>> used side-by-side (i.e., the same letter) in the same text but with
    >>> different semantic meaning.


    >The similarity of Old English typeface to Fraktur would be a reason
    >against adding it.

    A traditional Old English is easily distinguishable from a traditional
    Fraktur, because of all the fancy hairlines.

    >By contrast, bold italic was added, even though it might not have
    >been in use, because it was simply not available. Before electronic
    >typesetting fonts were expensive, so one would use what one had.

    Bold italic has been used for quite a long time.

    >So that was the rationale for not adding the Calligraphic style, as
    >it was thought of a variation of the Script style, one would normally
    >use when available. That is, math text would not use them
    >side-by-side even though in principle they could do it.

    But math text does use the two side by side with different meanings.

    (third line of the abstract)
    for a concrete example by working mathematicians.

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