On 10/17/05,

**Behdad Esfahbod**<[EMAIL PROTECTED] > wrote:Hi all,

Max Froumentin from the W3 consortium is seeking feedback on

Mathematics in Persian. His message to the list was bounced for

some reason, so I'm forwarding his message. Please keep him CCed

when replying.

Thanks,

behdad

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From: Max Froumentin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

After asking Dan Brickley to forward my message, I was convinced to

join the list in order to formulate my request more specifically. As I

wrote before, the MathML group at W3C are looking at world-wide

mathematical notations, in order to find out if anything's missing in

the language. Right-to-Left writing is the first that came to our

minds so we spent some time already to look at Arabic, and we're going

to investigate Hebrew and others.

We found one example of persian mathematics that seemed to differ from

Arabic. See attached image. I don't know any of either Arabic or

Persian, but I'm told the equation differs from arabic in that the

numbers are different. The limit operator is also special in that it appears

to be stretchable.

The central question really is: does Persian mathematical notation

have any such particularities that would make its layout different

from other right-to-left languages, like Arabic, and that would then

require special constructs in the MathML language?

Thanks for any insight,

Max.

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