Re: Too narrowly defined: DIVISION SIGN & COLON

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:37:14 +0100

The TeX collection includes things which are not only mathematical symbols. No need to be so dismissive, Asmus.

On 13 Jul 2012, at 14:24, Asmus Freytag wrote:

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

Michael Everson *
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