From: Nik O <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 11:26 AM
Subject: Visualizing math symbols with IE5
>P.Fezzi & D.Di Piazza wrote:
>>I was able to render in XML math formulas using Unicode
>>encoding (UTF-8). On my PC Explorer 5 correctly displays all math
>>symbols, but the problem is that on other PCs most of math symbols
>>are displayed as little squares.
>To expand upon Scott Connor's reply:
>Yes, in both MS-Windows and the MacOs, you'll need the Symbol font. On the
>former it's a TrueType font, on the latter it's an Adobe font.
>Unfortunately, there are two differences between the MSW and Mac versions:
> 1) 0xCA is a negative implication [?] symbol on MSW, but it's shown as a
>space on my Mac;
> 2) 0xF0 is an unfilled lozenge on MSW, but it's the filled
>"Apple-with-a-bite-taken" on the Mac.
>Otherwise, the Symbol font does provide the Greek alphabet, math operators,
>the 5 arrows (including the double-ended left-right arrow), set operators,
>and enough line/curve-drawing glyphs to construct multi-line parentheses,
>IMHO, neither the Dingbats nor Wingdings fonts are worth using for math
>formulas. They do provide some fancier arrows and math operators, but they
>suffer from similar MSW-Mac inconsistencies, and Dingbats isn't standard
>with MSW (at least with Win3/95/98).
>-Nik O, Content Mgmt Solutions, Jackson, Wyo.