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RE: (Small) straightphi vs varphi

From: Eduardo Tabacman <eduardot@dessci.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 07:57:36 -0700
Message-ID: <46566A3075DDD311969100E0811031EC0158348C@euclid.dessci>
To: www-math@w3.org
Cc: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>

> me> I think MathML 2 is in agreement with 
> me> http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0370.pdf
> Hmm I checked our gif charts against their pdf and they are 
> as I said in agreement
> > 3C6: straight phi  GREEK SMALL LETTER PHI
> > 3D5: cursive phi   GREEK PHI SYMBOL

I look at the URL above, and I see a loopy glyph on 3C6, and
 a straight one in 3D5; the reverse of what I see in the MathML specs.

Maybe I am checking at the wrong MathML document ?
I was looking at 

> It looks like the names didn't move with the images.
> (I'm sure we've checked this 1000 times before..)
> So I think you are correct that the entity names should be 
> swapped round .

Actually, I thought the MathML *names* are in agreement with the 
 glyphs in the Unicode charts (well, except maybe using "phi" for 3D5); 
 I was proposing that the *glyphs* be swapped in the MathML specs.

To make myself clear: shouldn't the situation be (to match Unicode):
3C6 -- loopy glyph     -- names: phiv, varphi
3D5 -- straight glyph  -- names: phi, straightphi

(where 'straight glyph' is the circle slashed by a vertical line, 
 and 'loopy glyph' is the other one)

Right now, in the MathML specs, the names are as above, but the 
 glyphs are not.


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