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Re: Old-style numbers and calligraphic letters in OpenType math fonts

From: Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny@eglug.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:24:04 +0200
To: Frédéric WANG <fred.wang@free.fr>
Cc: Will Robertson <wspr81@gmail.com>, LaTeXML project <project-latexml@lists.jacobs-university.de>, Mozilla Math Developers <dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org>, "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140727042404.GC11416@khaled-laptop>
On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 09:04:25PM +0200, Frédéric WANG wrote:
> Le 26/07/2014 19:18, Will Robertson a écrit :
> >I *think* I've seen an example of extremely old French maths that was set
> >in osf, but I could be wrong... if I remember I'll try investigate
> >(perhaps remind me if you're particularly interested.) Will
> Well, I trust you. But from my experiments, all the OpenType families that
> have both text and math fonts only have old style number in the text fonts.
> If these are new families start providing old style numbers for the math
> font too, then it will be easy to update the CSS rules in my MathFonts
> repository to take them into account.

The problem with old style number in math is that it might cause
something like, say, old style 4 or 9 to be mistaken with a subscript
one.

Regards,
Khaled
Received on Sunday, 27 July 2014 04:27:48 UTC

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