Re: Too narrowly defined: DIVISION SIGN & COLON

From: Marion Gunn <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:51:39 +0100

On 11/07/2012 18:30, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> ... For example, in formula mode, when you type “x”, Word by default
> changes it to mathematical italic x. It does *not* used a normal “x”
> of the font it uses in formulas (Cambria Math)—that font lacks italic,
> and if you “italicize” it, you get fake italic, algorithmically
> slanted normal letter, which is very different from mathematical
> italic letters of the font.

That is amusing. I spent a lot of time trying to find math symbol "x"
when preparing a document in MSWord for publication, before discovering
I didn't have to search for that at all!

> It’s interesting to see such usage—it’s probably the most common use
> of non-BMP characters that people encounter, even thought we are
> usually ignorant of what’s really happening here, and it *looks* like
> play with fonts only.
> Yucca

Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991)
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