On 11/11/2009, at 9:08 AM, David Carlisle wrote:
>> 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...
Aditya working with the ConTeXt guys is interested in putting together
a "master copy" for defining unicode math csnames in both ConTeXt &
LaTeX. But for now my canonical reference is bb.
Your unicode.xml file defines math alphabets with names \mathsfbfsl
and so on which is similar to what I have in unicode-math but not
identical. Do they come from anywhere or are they essentially arbitrary?
> But actually coverage in pmml2tex at the character level isn't that
> 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:-)
If you're happy to experiment, then my unicode-math package should
help you out there:
It's not yet on CTAN because I keep adding things (and perhaps not
quite finishing others) but it's become a lot more stable/useful
recently. (It sort of works in LuaTeX at the moment as far as
accessing glyphs go, but I believe that OpenType math support is non-
existent. Gotta replicate what Hans et Taco have done for ConTeXt
MkIV, as far as I know.)
It's not exactly set up to use the STIX fonts out of the box because
it expects (by default) all math symbols/chars/glyphs to exist within
a single font. E.g., it works best with
Having said that, in theory this is supposed to work: (assuming there
are no bugs at the moment!)
But I haven't actually tested this properly yet...oops. Let me know if
you're interested and I'll scurry away and do my groundwork properly.