From: Roger B. Sidje <rbs@maths.uq.edu.au>

Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 07:12:23 +1000

Message-ID: <3AF9B2B7.4172D50D@maths.uq.edu.au>

To: luca.padovani@cs.unibo.it

CC: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>, "mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org" <mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org>

Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 07:12:23 +1000

Message-ID: <3AF9B2B7.4172D50D@maths.uq.edu.au>

To: luca.padovani@cs.unibo.it

CC: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>, "mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org" <mozilla-mathml@mozilla.org>

Luca Padovani wrote: > > Hi, > I was wondering if the default attribute values for mspace are > appropriate. At first sight, they seem to be harmless, all zero. But > let's take the following example. Let's take an accent, say a dot in a > LaTeX font. Well, since it's an accent, it's positioned rather high with > respect to the normal baseline. In fact, it has a negative descent, > meaning that the bottom most pixel of the glyph is ABOVE the baseline. > Let us say that the descent is -10 and the ascent is 11. Thus the dot > accent is fully contained in a box 2 pixels high. Right? Yes, that's right. And other fonts have what would seem as weird metrics too. The fact of the matter is that there is a glyph in a weird font that will break default assumptions (i.e., if it isn't <mspace> next to a dot in a LaTeX font, it might be some other combination.) I have stopped worrying about this in Mozilla-MathML, as there is generally a workaround in the markup for people who "really" want for the desired "presentation". --- RBS > <math> > <mstyle mathsize="48pt"> > <mrow> > <mover accent="true"> > <mi><mchar name="alpha"/></mi> > <mo>̇</mo> > </mover> > <mo>,</mo> > <mover accent="true"> > <mi><mchar name="alpha"/></mi> - <mrow><mspace width=".3em"/><mo>̇</mo></mrow> + <mo lspace=".3em">̇</mo> > </mover> > </mrow> > </mstyle> > </math>Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2001 17:39:06 GMT

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