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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 19:52:38 +0100
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On Thursday 17 July 2003 11:10, Torsten Bronger wrote:

> Surprisingly enough, TeX is the most serious limitation at the
> moment (of course also because it's so vital).  It's still the best
> back-end for typesetting something, however its treatment of
> so-called special characters, lack of true unicode support, and the
> distinction text/math mode is really unfortunate.

Wouldn't "true unicode support" require fonts with 64000 glyphs?

And isn't it quite sensible to distinguish between text and maths?

Timothy Murphy
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