From: Stephan Stiller <stephan.stiller_at_gmail.com>

Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:45:59 -0700

Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:45:59 -0700

AF:

*> However, for fully correct math layout, to require "math mode" (i.e.
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*> global markup selecting math layout) is an appropriate restriction and
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*> some minor infidelities in pure "plain text" rendering of math are
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*> therefore tolerable.
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And: While typeset math layout is also locale-dependent, these

internationalization considerations are more of a concern for plain

text. And: Number-internal formatting (which this is) is the least of

all concerns for math layout. In line with this: I don't see much

thousands separators in numbers appearing in real typeset math.

JA:

*>> Oh, now I understand your comment. Matrix multiplication has no dot (and
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*>> uses juxtaposition); the inner ("scalar") product uses · , and the cross
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*>> product uses × .
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*> I was thaught to use × for matrix multiplication (Computer Science, Hungary).
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Interesting; I guess this is tolerable because the only case of

ambiguity between the three is between {the inner product between

3-dimensional vectors} and {the cross product}.

Stephan

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