Fri, 18 Jul 2003 11:25:55 +0100
School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin
On Friday 18 July 2003 08:45, Torsten Bronger wrote:
> My dream is to just insert the UTF-8 sequence of 0x107 and it
> works. Of course, the "cacute" doesn't make sense in math mode, and
> therefore LaTeX doesn't support such things, however I cannot tell
> XML authors which characters they are allowed to type. Even the
> standard latin1 inputenc option isn't math-proof.
I don't know much about XML,
but this seems to me completely contrary to its philosophy.
Surely XML markup is _meant_ to reflect the meaning of the content
rather than just what you want printed.
I would have thought TeX was much better suited to your needs in this case.
As I see it, Knuth put common-sense above theoretical exactitude,
while XML takes the opposite point of view. as MathML illustrates.
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