Dear Rob


I think the changes you suggest are good from the point of view that they bring 
the mapping into line with the Z standard (which you may not like) and 
therefore other tools (which you also may not like, but is nevertheless a Good 
Thing IMO)


All the best




From: Proofpower [] On Behalf Of Rob 
Sent: 27 November 2016 14:21
To: ProofPower List
Subject: [ProofPower] Distributed concatenation symbol


Dear All,


Roger Jones and I are doing some more work on Unicode and UTF-8 support in 

We are currently considering two changes to the Unicode mapping as currently 
defined at:




1) Supporting Unicode/UTF-8 in xpp and the various document-processing scripts 
would be

much simpler, if each character in the ProofPower extended character set mapped 
to a single

Unicode code point. Currently the only exception is the symbol for distributed 

which has to be translated into two code points (a frown followed by a slash). 
Since frown-slash

is already accepted as a synonym for the single character for distributed 
concatenation we

would like to withdraw the single character mark-up from the ProofPower Z 


2) We would like to use the MathML XML entity set as a standard set of 

names for Unicode code points. However, there a few slight discrepancies that 
need to be resolved:

At Phil Clayton’s (nice) suggestion, the ProofPower mapping currently maps the 

letters to the corresponding code points for Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols 
in the range

1D400–1D7FF. The MathML entities use the code points for Greek in the range 

The Mathematical Greek Symbols do look nice, but to gain compatibility with 

we would like to revert to using the code points for Greek in the range 

This will also allow you to enter Greek by switching to a  standard Greek 
keyboard mapping.

In passing we will also use the right symbol for φ (the current mapping uses 
what LaTeX

calls \varphi rather than \phi).


Any comments on this would be appreciated.






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