Plain text custom fraction input
doug at ewellic.org
Fri Jul 24 14:13:28 CDT 2015
Marcel Schneider <charupdate at orange dot fr> wrote:
> Representing fractions as U+2044 is known as a compatibility mapping,
> equally like representing a superscript as , while (I go on checking
> my knowledge...) representing a precomposed diacriticized letter as is
> known as a decomposition mapping. The difference between the two ways
> of getting the same thing is in plain text. With decomposition we stay
> in plain text, while compatibility mappings need formatting, thus
> leaving the field of plain text.
It's not a matter of one being plain text and the other not. Read
Section 3.7, "Decomposition"  to learn about canonical and
In general, the Glossary  and FAQ  are useful resources.
Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO
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