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David Carlisle <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:38:09 GMT
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> How do you access the unicode range of symbols in pmml2tex? I mean,  
> obviously they can be translated to TeX names via bb's STIX table,

actually older data than the stix table

which began life in Sebastian's jadetex distribution a lifetime ago.
Although I sync up with barbara from time to time...

But actually coverage in pmml2tex at the character level isn't that great
I was sort of hoping "someone" would sort that out automatically if I
dropped in (say) xetex and the stix fonts at the back end instead:-)
It does work in some real examples though (for example all the examples
in chapter4 of MathML3 are typeset with this).

> Or are the tests (somewhat) independent of symbol  
> coverage? (It certainly seems more important to test behaviour rather  
> than whether obscure characters are available.)

there are some mechanically generated character level tests at the start
that exercise complete unicode blocks which you can't pass completely
without good font support (and there's a whole bunch or arabic and bidi
tests that I skipped altogether when I ran the tests last year) but the
remaining tests are fairly conservative in character usage,
concentrating mainly on interpretation of the mathml structure.


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