On Mon, 17 Oct 2005, Arash Bijanzadeh wrote: > I don't know how is arabic mathematics but the picture is a normal form of > an equation in Persian

True. Although the Persian notation for "limit" is not that common, many simply use the Latin "lim" notation. As for digits, we use Persian digits (U+06F0..U+06F9) in mathematics all the time. behdad > On 10/17/05, Max Froumentin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > [OK, here we go again. No attachment this time] > > > > 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. It's at <http://people.w3.org/maxf/tmp/limf.png>. 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 languages, in particular right-to-left ones, and that would > > then require special constructs in the MathML language? > > > > Thanks for any insight, > > > > Max. > > > > _______________________________________________ > > PersianComputing mailing list > > PersianComputing@lists.sharif.edu > > http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/persiancomputing > > > > > > -- > from debian manifesto: > Debian Linux is a brand-new kind of Linux distribution. > Rather than being developed by one isolated individua > l or group, as other distributions of Linux have been developed in the > past, Debian is being developed openly in the spirit of Linux and GNU. > --behdad http://behdad.org/ "Commandment Three says Do Not Kill, Amendment Two says Blood Will Spill" -- Dan Bern, "New American Language" _______________________________________________ PersianComputing mailing list PersianComputing@lists.sharif.edu http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/persiancomputing