Re: Character entity mapping

Subject: Re: Character entity mapping
From: christo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Frank Christoph)
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 10:10:56 +0900
> Personally, I contend that α should come from the Symbol font,
> and &agr; is what you should use if you want an alpha that looks like
> ordinary text (i.e. from the Greek code page).

I agree 100% with this.  Conversely, one should remember to use α for
mathematical formula and the like, and &agr; only when you are writing
in Greek (i.e., the natural language Greek).  I see people swap the two
quite often.

-- FC

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