[texhax] TeX for the blind
C.A.Rowley at open.ac.uk
Fri Dec 8 16:36:58 CET 2006
> It would make a difference is a superscript ``2'' is assigned a
> different Unicode slot so that a screen reader could be configured to
> read it as (say) ``to the power of 2''. Not sure if that's what's
> being done w/ Stix or no, but it should be.
No, probably it should not, since only a limited number of such
sub/sup things exist. Moreover, neither the ad hoc nor the W3C
standards for encoding maths do it that way.
> Of course, the problem here is this sort of thing is contextual ---
> what about the instances when it means ``footnote #2''?
Or the second eleemnt of an array or ... as Phil says.
> All of which is a good argument for a markup-rich source which can be
> readily re-purposed.
Or even used:-) Yes, indeed.
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