From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 13 2011 - 11:11:51 CDT
To: Julian Bradfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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On 13 Apr 2011, at 17:53, Julian Bradfield wrote:
>> On 13 Apr 2011, at 16:42, Julian Bradfield wrote:
>> So do you want to add every math style used now and in the future, in
>> effect, every font ever used, as a new semantic style in Unicode?
> Certainly not. The maths alphabets should never have been added in the
> first place.
So then there is nothing to complain about: just don't use them. Otherwise, nothing is ever removed from Unicode, nor is anything added changed; legacy.
> And since they don't make the distinctions that
> mathematicians do, they're not even useful for their intended purpose.
> (If you do a little Googling, you'll see that people are already
> complaining about Unicode's failure to distinguish \mathcal from \mathscr,
> for the purpose of using "plain text" in translating MathML. If the
> maths alphabets hadn't been added, they wouldn't be trying to do such
> a daft thing in the first place.)
Those who decided to not Calligraphic as separate semantic style, I figure, were aware that.
People who want it might add it in the public use area.
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