Re: Too narrowly defined: DIVISION SIGN & COLON

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:23:57 +0100

On 13 Jul 2012, at 11:07, Julian Bradfield wrote:

> On 2012-07-12, Michael Everson <> wrote:
>> On 12 Jul 2012, at 22:20, Julian Bradfield wrote:
>>> But wanting to do so would be crazy. My mu-nu ligature is, as far as I know, used only by me (and co-authors who let me do the typesetting), and so if Unicode has any sanity left, it would not encode it.
>> Is it in print?
> Of course it's in print. The true ligature is only in the tech reports and preprints that I produced myself (e.g. ). The journal versions have a hacked symbol which is just mu nu kerned to overlap appropriately. Sadly, this was before the days when TeX systems were sufficiently well standardized that one had a fighting chance of including fonts with the papers!

So... U+1D7CC MATHEMATICAL ITALIC SMALL MU NU LIGATURE, since it's published and (assuming the work is worthy; I cannot judge) might be cited by others.

>>> My colleagues in the Edinburgh PEPA group did try to get their pet symbol encoded (a bowtie where the two triangles overlap somewhat rather than just touching), but were refused; although that symbol now appears in hundreds of papers by dozens of authors from all over the world.
>> If so, then it should be encoded.
> The relevant person is on holiday at the moment, but I'll find out from him the real story of the symbol. I think this was before the supplementary planes opened up.

Please do.

Michael Everson *
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