[texhax] TeX for the blind

Chris Rowley 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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