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Re: Amaya 5.1 MathML trouble with congruent vs. approximately-equal

From: Vincent Quint <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 09:31:27 +0200
To: Michael Bowen <fizzbowen@mindspring.com>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org, Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr
Message-Id: <20010904073128.CA999C990@lihue.inrialpes.fr>
Thanks for pointing this out. There was a mistake in a conversion table.
It's fixed now in the CVS base. It will be available with the next
binary release.


Michael Bowen wrote:
> I am using Amaya to create MathML snippets for my mostly non-mathematical 
> web pages.
> I noticed that the Greek Alphabet menu in the Amaya MathML editor also 
> contains some handy math symbols, one of which is the approximately-equal 
> symbol, located in the fourth row of the grid, immediately to the left of 
> capital Greek "alpha". (It looks like a tilde stacked on top of a standard 
> equals sign.) One of my "equations" is only approximately correct, so I 
> tried to use this symbol for the first time today. Upon clicking the 
> symbol, Amaya incorrectly writes this into the file as the character entity 
> &Congruent;, rather than as &cong; (equivalent to &#8773; or U+2245, 
> according to Chapter 24 of the HTML 4.0 spec). The next time Amaya opens, 
> it displays the incorrect expression as an identity symbol (this looks like 
> an equals sign with a 50% bonus).
> Although I can fix the symbol by hand (and it thankfully stays fixed, once 
> I correct it), I am hoping that the fix would be a "quickie" replacement of 
> the &Congruent; string with a &cong; string in a table somewhere. 
> Unfortunately, IANAP (I am not a programmer), so I can't do it myself.
> I am running the Windows 95/98 precompiled binary, downloaded from the 
> public Amaya site. Thank you for your consideration.
> --MB
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2001 03:33:24 UTC

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