Easy math input language; Unicode extension
Subject: Easy math input language; Unicode extension
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Olle=?iso-8859-1?Q?_J=E4rnefors?=)
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 14:41:49 +0100
From email@example.com Thu Apr 30 08: 42:21 1998
Robert Miner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on this list some seven
months ago :
> We really do understand how important, short, human-readable 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 Extended-MML is supposed to do.
> Defining this language is the main business of the HTML-Math working
> group for the coming year. It is our expectation also that authors
> would use MathML extensions as the typical method of interacting
Is it still the ambition of the HTML-Math WG to define
such a language for easy math input (and possibly fall-back
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 HTML-Math WG  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?
 <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math/msg00024.html> 1998-04-30
 <http://www.w3.org/Math/charter.html> 1998-04-30
Olle Järnefors, Stockholm, Sweden