Re: Too narrowly defined: DIVISION SIGN & COLON

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:24:02 -0700

On 7/13/2012 1:57 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
> That document is 164 pages long. I would be interested in examining it
> after someone else has done the background work of a first pass at
> identifying which characters are already encoded. This is sort of an
> emoji/wingdings/webdings scenario, I guess. Michael Everson *

The process of encoding mathematical characters has used experts from a
coalition of publishers to help make the differentiation between
"ad-hoc" and "conventional" symbols. Only if there's a convention around
the use of a symbol does it deserve encoding. If there's been a budding
convention around some symbol (republication across other works) that
was missed by this process, it would be nice to get access to this
information from participants.


PS: earlier versions of this document have been consulted in the process
of completing the math repertoire
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