Re: math alphabets, WAS: Proprietary Card Decks

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Fri Apr 15 2011 - 03:38:30 CDT

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    It has been discussed before. One can make in effect a computer language on top of Unicode which tells writing directions. If moved into Unicode, there would need to be special characters for that.

    For example, a/b might be written like that, but it might be written (still inline) with 'a' over 'b' and a horizontal stroke between. In addition, there is "a over b" which does not have such a stroke (but normally parenthesizes). So one might have a character telling that two parts should be grouped over each other.

    This leads to an analysis of the mathematics one wants to write. It should go deeper than the rendering only TeX approach.

    This analysis is the tricky part, the way I see it.


    On 15 Apr 2011, at 01:06, Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > Has either one of you read UTN#28?
    > A./

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