Doubt about OpenSymbol and Math

Noel Grandin noel at
Tue Jun 4 02:43:38 PDT 2013

On 2013-06-04 10:41, Michael Meeks wrote:
 > On Mon, 2013-06-03 at 19:20 -0300, Marcos Souza wrote:
 >> Some after looking at all Math bugs, I saw something interesting:
 >> About 30 % of bugs are about Symbols. Someone asking to put new 
 >> another guys asking about a "Symbol manager" to add new symbols by UI
 >> and more.
 >     Sounds interesting.
 >     Either way - if you'd like to get stuck into adding math symbols, I
 > imagine the best thing (for now) is to follow Olivier's lead, and (if MS

I think the question that Marcos is asking is a little different.

Math typography is slightly weird in that people like to invent their 
own symbols, and symbols are often very particular to quite a small 
group of mathematicians.
Lots of the more common symbols have local variants that are only used 
within a specific nation, or within a grouping of academic institutions.
So no font is ever going to be able to capture more than the most widely 
used variants of the symbols.

So what I think he wants is the ability to define custom new shapes at 
runtime and add them to some kind of gallery, and to be able to embed 
them into a document.


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