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RE: How to render <mo>*</mo>

From: Bernhard Keil <Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 17:22:02 +0200
To: <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <IIEOKCCPKDALHBHODAENKEDLCGAA.Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>

<mo>*</mo> is a normal character. It has no special meaning.
It will be rendered in Mozilla and MathPlayer as "*".

Bernhard Keil

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-----Original Message-----
From: www-math-request@w3.org [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of David Allouche
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 5:05 PM
To: www-math@w3.org
Subject: How to render <mo>*</mo>


I am a developer of the GNU TeXmacs project, an interactive
typesetting system (not based on TeX) featuring high quality
mathematic typesetting. We are currently working on MathML conversion

What is right way to render <mo>*</mo>?

The problem is that ASCII asterisk is not really a mathematical
character. I believe that we should use the <ast> symbol (unicode
centered asterisk operator), while other people believe that we should
import it as "&InvisibleTimes;".

In our internal encoding (basically Cork plus an universal symbol
scheme) we use the ASCII "*" character to encode invisible
multiplication, so importing "*" without conversion is not a
no-brainer option.

We use TeX fonts to render mathematical expressions.

Thanks for you help.

                                                            -- DDAA
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