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Re: mathvariant vs. plane 1

From: Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 15:27:51 -0700
Message-ID: <d98bce170906281527t25327fc1w4ab6da89dfbf7fd9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
Cc: www-math@w3.org
At the moment, it requires extra fonts but we do hope to support and ship
with the stix fonts at some point in time.

    Neil

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov> wrote:

> Neil Soiffer wrote:
>
>>
>>    Or are there any pending developments that
>>    would improve the situation in some of the
>>    browsers?
>>
>> I added the other plane one alphabetics to MathPlayer's development
>> version a month ago or so... or at least I think I did.  Three weeks of
>> vacation washed a lot of details from my mind.  I have no estimate as to
>> when that version will be released.
>>
>
> Ah, now that is interesting news! Thanks!
> Would that be support out-of-the-box
> (ie with whatever fonts MathPlayer includes),
> or would it require extra fonts to be present?
>
> This would suggest that within the near future
> delivering plane-1 codepoints is likely to be
> more useful for the web than mathvariant.
> [It would seem to be more straightforward
> for Opera's CSS engine, although it doesn't yet
> completely support plane-1]
>
> A downside of plane-1 is that when it doesn't work
> you get red "?" or boxes, rather than a potentially
> misleading wrong letter --- so maybe it's an upside,
> after all?
>
> I wonder how readers will react...
>
>
>
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>
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