Testimonials for “XML Entity Definitions for Characters”

These testimonials are in support of the publication of the Recommendation for XML Entity Definitions for Characters.

Design Science, Inc.

Design Science welcomes the XML Entity Definitions for Characters Recommendation. The nature of mathematical notation and its many symbols inevitably leads to the need for good character names. As a leading vendor of scientific communication software, we are keenly aware of the errors and confusions that have long been the result of multiple conflicting sets of names in different contexts. By providing a single, authoritative source of character names – consolidating more than a decade of painstaking work – this specification makes a significant contribution, and we look forward to implementing it in our products.

Dr. Robert Miner, Vice President, Research and Development, Design Science, Inc.

DFKI GmbH / the ActiveMath Group

The entities specification provides a very useful list of ascii-characters to describe many unicode characters at least in the domain of mathematics: it combines the wisdom of the TeX tradition with the modernity of the web. These are turned into useful abbreviation in jEdit: they allow a keyboard able to write western characters to write T-E-N-S-O-R then CTRL-; and get the real tensor (Unicode) character. This is shipped in the jEdit editor, a revised set based on this specification will be provided.

Paul Libbrecht, DFKI, ActiveMath project

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 350 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and has eighteen outreach offices worldwide.

For more information about W3C see http://www.w3.org/. For more about W3C's Math Activity, see http://www.w3.org/Math.