[Numpy-discussion] Possible new multiplication operators for Python

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Sun Aug 17 13:59:20 CDT 2008


Nadav Horesh wrote:
> But would it be not-trivial to enter times ans alike 
> unicode symbols within "normal" text editors? Otherwise it 
> is a compelling proposition at first glance. 


First, what is a "normal" text editor?

Handling utf-8 seems pretty common these days.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode_input

There are two separable issues:
entry and display.

Entry of unicode operators would presumably involve digraphs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digraph_(computing)

Display seems largely addressed by the STIX fonts:
http://www.stixfonts.org/project.html

fwiw,
Alan Isaac




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