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Item 8 / accents

TeX:			\tilde s, \widetilde {s+t}
Wolfram:		s^^˜, {s+t}^^˜
MINSE:			
Display-List (S):	<moverscript>s<mc>&tilde;</moverscript>,
                        <moverscript>s+t<mc>&tilde;</moverscript>
Display-List (MS):	
ISO 12083:		s<top>&tilde;</top>,
                        <subform>s+t</subform><top>&tilde;</top>



Notes:
1. Two of the fields are left blank because I'm uncertain as to how
   accents will (or might) be specified in these situations. I know Rob
   and Neil added an "<maccent>" element to their display-list
   specification. In the case of MINSE, I'm also uncertain of the
   underlying display language used to render a diacritic.

2. My reading of the ISO 12083 DTD hasn't uncovered a means of
   specifying whether the tilde sizes to the width of an embellished
   subformula. I think we also have yet to specify how this is done
   with the Wolfram notation.

3. Would it be possible in the Wolfram approach to define a unary
   prefix operator, say "\ttrans", so that "\ttrans s" and "\ttrans{s+t}"
   effectively place tildes over the following arguments? I ask this
   since I'm thinking the situation is similar to the case of font
   changes which Neil and I have discussed, and it appeared that it would
   be problematic to parse "\ttrans +" as a binary infix operator similar
   to "+" itself. I'm guessing for now that one would have to use
   "<mo>\ttrans +</mo>" to get it right (also adding appropriate
   information about the precedence level of the new operator). But
   I assume "+^^&tilde;" would parse as a binary infix operator.

4. Dave, how do you envision accents being handled?


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