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Easy math input language; Unicode extension

To: wwwmath@w3.org

Subject: Easy math input language; Unicode extension

From: olle_jarnefors@liberal.se (Olle=?iso88591?Q?_J=E4rnefors?=)

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 14:41:49 +0100

From wwwmathrequest@www10.w3.org Thu Apr 30 08: 42:21 1998
1. ExtendedMML?
Robert Miner <rminer@geom.umn.edu> wrote on this list some seven
months ago [1]:
> We really do understand how important, short, humanreadable input
> syntaxes are. Clearly, your particular needs aren't met by MathML and
> would be met by an input syntax more like LaTeX. We are very aware
> that most people are in this category.
>
> Our intention has always been to provide that short, easy input
> syntax, and this is exactly what ExtendedMML is supposed to do.
> Defining this language is the main business of the HTMLMath working
> group for the coming year. It is our expectation also that authors
> would use MathML extensions as the typical method of interacting
withMathML.
Is it still the ambition of the HTMLMath WG to define
such a language for easy math input (and possibly fallback
representation of math for web browsers lacking special
math support) as a layer above the basic MathML layer?
2. Extension of Unicode
The charter of the HTMLMath WG [2] contains this passage:
> It will be desirable to request from Unicode the registration of
> a large number of characters used in mathematics but as yet with
> no place in Unicode.
Has such a request been made? If so, is it publicly available?
3. References
[1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wwwmath/msg00024.html> 19980430
[2] <http://www.w3.org/Math/charter.html> 19980430
/Olle

Olle Järnefors, Stockholm, Sweden
<ojarnef@nada.kth.se>, <olle_jarnefors@liberal.se>