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How Do I Render Unicode Math Symbols in a Web Browser?

From: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 12:04:47 -0400
To: www-math@w3.org
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I am a member of the W3C Web Service Description WG and would like to use 
some math symbols in our WSDL 2.0 spec (actually Z Notation to formalize 
our spec). For example the doubleZ symbol for the set of integers is 
defined in Unicode as x2124. I'd like to put this in an HTML document as a 
character entity &#x2124; but this isn't in the default font in Internet 
Explorer, although it does render in Mozilla.

Are there any fonts available to render this and other math symbols 
defined in Unicode? Here's the list of symbols I'm looking for:Many do get 
rendered in at least Mozilla, but not all. Can I specify some fonts so 
that all symbols get rendered in both browsers?

My alternative is to use bitmaps but that has several drawbacks.

Arthur Ryman,
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