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Re: ϖ in xhtml-symbol.ent

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:34:56 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020716.153456.74756253.mimasa@w3.org>
To: sburke@cpan.org
Cc: w3c-html-wg@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

"Sean M. Burke" <sburke@cpan.org> wrote:

> If it turns out that the W3C has taken some solemn oath that it would 
> sooner fall on its swords than helpfully overreach its "scope" by one iota 
> (or pi), then maybe I, a humble supplicant ignorant of its courtly ways, 
> can convince it to simply add this descriptive line excerpted from entry 
> 03d6 of the Holy Infallible And Incorrigible Unicode Standard (All Glory Be 
> Upon It):
> "= greek small latter omega pi; used as a technical symbol; a variant of 
> pi, looking like omega"

We had a hassle about U+03C6 and U+03D5.  I very much hope it won't
happen again, but given that experience, I'd rather avoid duplicating

  cf. http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr28/#7_2_greek

And with all due respect, if people want a usage note about "greek
pi symbol", especially in mathematics, MathML would be a more
appropriate place than XHTML.

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Tuesday, 16 July 2002 02:34:59 UTC

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