Re: Prime

> > (1)     <math>
> >           <msup>
> >             <mi>X</mi>
> >             <mo>&#x2032;</mo>
> >           </msup>
> >         </math>

> (1) is the correct way to markup up x'.  The Math WG has taken up this
> question several times, and always agreed that the superscript
> notation better captures the structure, and it the preferred markup.

> > However, the glyph corresponding to &#x2032; in standard Unicode fonts
> > (for instance, the X11's Misc-Fixed fonts or Microsoft's Arial) is
> > analogous in height to &#x27;, the ASCII apostrophe. 
> Yes, this is true, and the Unicode description of the character states
> explicitly that this is the raised, shrunken, accent version of the
> character.  Of course this is at odds with TeX and (as indicated
> above) MathML usage, which is a real drag.

But then, it appears to me that (1') would be more appropriate than

(1')    <math>

where &texPrime; is the non-raised, non-shrunken prime symbol (TeX's
\prime). Unfortunately, as far as I see, Unicode does not include
it ...

Andreas Nolda
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Received on Wednesday, 20 November 2002 04:18:27 UTC