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Re: Times operator entity?

From: <juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 07:59:00 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <3234.217.124.88.192.1143129540.squirrel@webmail.canonicalscience.com>
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Michael Zedeler said:
> Hi MathML people.
>
> I am looking for a big times operator entity - the direct product of an
> expression. It should look like a big cross, and have the same size and
> work similar to sum (sigma) and product (pi). I found the entity
> &times;, but this symbol is intended to be used with single elements only.
>
> Another, more general question: does anyone know if there is a nice,
> searchable database with MathML entities? I am tired of browsing the
> tables attached to the specification.
>
> Any takers?
>
> Regards,
>
> Michael.

I do not remember similar entity except the CIRCLED TIMES operator, which
is introduced as either &otimes; or &CircleTimes;

If that does not work for you, you could fix a big size of an ordinary
times via style and next to use mrows for structure.

Example for structure

<mrow>Firsts elements</mrow>
<mo>&times;</mo>
<mrow>Rest of your elements</mrow>


I prepared a XML document with more than 2300 MathML 2.0 entities in the
form of table with Unicode, name, ***gliph***, basic entity and
alternative entities. Each one in a different color for easing visual
matching.

It is searchable via "search" command on your browser.

I prepared it for use on the CanonMath language but if MathML WG agrees I
could submit it for was stored in some part of the W3C website for benefit
of users.



Juan R.

Center for CANONICAL |SCIENCE)
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