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Re: triple and quadruple dots and the MathML test suite

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 11:40:36 +0100
Message-ID: <4DD0FF24.4000006@nag.co.uk>
To: Frédéric WANG <fred.wang@free.fr>
CC: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
On 16/05/2011 10:48, Frédéric WANG wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm wondering what characters to use for triple and quadruple dots. The
> MathML dictionary contains
>
> 'COMBINING THREE DOTS ABOVE' (U+20DB)
> and
> 'COMBINING FOUR DOTS ABOVE' (U+20DC)
>
> but the
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML/chapter7.html#chars.comb-chars
>
> says COMBINING characters should not be used.
>

well combining characters should be avoided where possible, but in (I 
think) three cases I couldn't see an alternative, and Unicode hasn't 
added non combining versions, so I think here the markup has to use
the codepoints for the combining characters.

David
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