[NTG-context] Deprecated $…$ for inline math?

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Thu Feb 18 00:40:39 CET 2016

On 02/17/2016 11:18 PM, Alan BRASLAU wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:08:31 +0100 Hans Hagen wrote:
>> you're an american citizen who likes $x^2$ but to call if
>> beautiful ... €x^2€ nor £x^2£ (in 8 bit encodings / local keyboards
>> times) all look bad ... 
> Hans, you forgot: ¥x^2¥, ₽x^2₽, ₱x^2₱, ₹x^2₹, ...
> Besides, U+0024 comes from ASCII and all programmers know that it is a
> perfectly valid and useful character. 

Of course, and even ₧x²₧ or even ₯x²₯...

>> we need a proper begin/end symbol .. 
> Too bad Knuth did not choose ¡x^2! 

Excuse me, Alan, this is exclamation in Spanish (and only in Spanish).

Just out of curiosity, why do you think he should have chosen that?


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