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Re: several messages about New Vocabularies in text/html

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 07:05:23 +0000 (UTC)
To: Alexey Proskuryakov <ap@webkit.org>
Cc: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805230637520.12911@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 7 Apr 2008, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2008, at 5:10 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > In HTML5, we changed the mappings for &lang; and &rang;. The legacy
> > mappings of these two characters are to characters that are defined as
> > canonically equivalent to CJK wide characters. The new mappings are:
> > 
> > lang  U+027E8
> > rang  U+027E9
> 
> What is the rationale for this?

As I understand it the original mappings were CJK characters, they're 
not the right ones for angle brackets.


> Besides, font support for U+027E8 MATHEMATICAL LEFT ANGLE BRACKET seems 
> to be rather poor at the moment - on my machine, there is only one font 
> that has it.

Hopefully by the time HTML5 is done, that won't be an issue. :-)

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