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

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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.
> >
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