Re: [xml2rfc] [xml2rfc-dev] Unicode box-drawing for a new --table-borders value?

Lars Eggert <> Mon, 01 February 2021 12:40 UTC

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On 2021-1-30, at 21:14, John Levine <> wrote:
> The ones that occur to me beyond people's names are math symbols like a≥b and
> words that are sometimes written with accents like coördinate.  For the math
> symbols, I get the impression that people really want TeX style equation typesetting
> which while not impossible, would be a major extension.

not only math symbols, but also greek other letters commonly used in math.

+1 for Latex math stuff. Not sure if you saw, it uses latex-style math and renders it via tex2svg for HTML or (my fork of) asciitex for text.

> There's also typesetting stuff like “quotes” which we decided not to
> do when this came up before but we might revisit.

Yes, and various dashes/spaces would be useful.