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More mathvariants

From: Pepping, Simon (ELS) <S.Pepping@elsevier.nl>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 10:42:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4D56BD81F62EFD49A74B1057ECD75C06068E793A@elsamsvexch01.elsevier.nl>
To: "'MathML list'" <www-math@w3.org>

The font specification attributes in MathML1 allowed one to specify many
more fonts than the mathvariant attribute in MathML2. For example, it is now
not possible to specify italic or bold variants of double struck characters.
(And if it were possible there would not be corresponding Unicode points.)

Is this based on the STIX research? Typesetters do have such variations
available, and I think they use them from time to time. Is there a way to
specify such variants? mglyph would not be an ideal alternative, because it
hard codes a specific font.

With kind regards,
Simon Pepping
DTD Development and Maintenance
Elsevier
s.pepping@elsevier.com
www.elsevier.com/locate/sgml
Received on Tuesday, 29 April 2003 05:50:31 GMT

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