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

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 23:49:09 +0200
Message-Id: <143FE6E8-02AA-11D9-9004-000A95C50B1C@activemath.org>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
To: Arthur Ryman <ryman@ca.ibm.com>

I would consider using downloadable fonts. I think Bitstream does 
They are supported in MSIE all versions (>=5, even on Macs) and in 
Netscape 4, but not in Mozilla (there's a bug with many interested for 
this in Mozilla's bugzilla).

Taking one of the fonts with relatively free copyrights, you can apply 
a tool that will encode it into this downloadable format...
Stixfonts should have done it all but I fear the project isn't much 

The font issues has never really been cleared up, except with 
downloadable ones... as far as I know.

hope that helps.


Le 9 sept. 04, à 18:04, Arthur Ryman a écrit :

> 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,
>  Rational Desktop Tools Development
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> http://labweb.torolab.ibm.com/DRY6/<zed-symbols.xsl><zed-symbols.xml>
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