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Re: Prime

From: Robert Miner <RobertM@dessci.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:32:28 -0600
Message-Id: <200211201632.KAA23717@wisdom.geomtech.com>
To: andreas.nolda@rz.hu-berlin.de
CC: RobertM@dessci.com, www-math@w3.org


Hi.

> But then, it appears to me that (1') would be more appropriate than
> (1):
> 
> (1')    <math>
>           <msup>
>             <mi>X</mi>
>             <mo>&texPrime;</mo>
>           </msup>
>         </math>
> 
> where &texPrime; is the non-raised, non-shrunken prime symbol (TeX's
> \prime). Unfortunately, as far as I see, Unicode does not include
> it ...

I agree completely.  Mostly Unicode is a good thing, but there are
certainly cases such as this one where it is at odds with TeX, and
MathML inherited many of them.   Long arrows are another instance of
this.  

--Robert

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