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Re: New MathML Drafts

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 21:57:12 +0100
Message-Id: <200906042057.n54KvCGd008955@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: hammond@csc.albany.edu
Cc: www-math@w3.org, dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org

Whenever this has come up, I believe that the WG has been consistent in
saying that the correct markup for primes is
<msup><mi>x</mi><mo>&prime;</mo></msup>
where &prime; is  U+2032.
I think it would be good if systems allowed the ascii ' to also work
(just as they make ascii - make the same thing as &minus, U+2212.

This despite the fact that fonts other than TeX ones probably have the
prime raised already as the glyph, the renderer is supposed to just make
the adjustment.

> My point is that there is insufficient guidance in the spec.

yes I suppose we could put something in chapter 7 (what has always
previously been chapter 6)


google turned Robert giving a much more complete reply here last year

http://www.nabble.com/Rendering-primes:-%3Cmsup%3E%3Cmi%3Ex%3C-mi%3E%3Cmo%3E--x2032-%3C-mo%3E%3C-msup%3E-td18155419.html


David

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