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Re: Marking Up Mathematical Symbols

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:46:27 +0100
Message-ID: <20070912144627.oehclc9ye8c88ogk@www.splintered.co.uk>
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Quoting Andy Laws <adlaws@gmail.com>:

> Can any one please advise on best practices for marking up Mathematical
> Symbols such as ------> ø

Straight HTML may not be semantically rich enough for formulas and  
such (assuming you meant that, rather than just having a symbol in  
among normal text). I'd say it would be worth looking at MathML  
http://www.w3.org/Math/ (but beware of lack of support), fallback  
using graphics with appropriate ALT text, possibly based around the  
ideas of MathSpeak http://www.gh-mathspeak.com/.

Patrick H. Lauke
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