Gary Munch wrote:
> This is not a visual design issue
Who said anything about visual? When I design a crossbow,
I have to compromise various things, like what model of truck
to get the leaf spring from, depending on what's available at
a good price. Design does not exist in a vaccum.
> the use of the Symbol font is a visual illusion that
> appears to cover the flaw in the structure of the document.
Uh, it *does* cover the flaw, to an extent adequate for
most people. It's better than leaving the flaw exposed.
Or staying home and watching TV. Unless it's an F-1 race.
> What we have here is a fundamental, low-level,
> data-formatting information problem.
Which comes second in importance to mushy, low-level humans
wanting to read math on the web. If I have to choose one,
I choose to be human.
> Imagine a search engine ....
Like I said, it's a viable compromise.
> consider if all occurances of Armenian letter o were
> replaced by its graphic cousin, latin small letter n
If that's what it takes for my users to be able to
read Armenian on the web, then that's what it takes.
> There is a plug-in involved, and that can be,
> for the casual viewer, an unlikely addition
Note that the plug-in installs very quickly and transparently.
"Christopher R. Maden" wrote:
> IBM TeXplorer
Yeah, I'd forgotten about that. It's pretty cool.