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Hmm... H-bar? What's the problem with it?

Hmm... H-bar? What's the problem with it?

Posted Jun 19, 2008 5:15 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Parent article: The Kernel Hacker's Bookshelf: Ultimate Physical Limits of Computation

Why to do you claim ℏ does not exist in HTML? Not all browsers support it, true, but most do. Or you can use ħ - it has slightly wider support...


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Hmm... H-bar? What's the problem with it?

Posted Jun 19, 2008 17:18 UTC (Thu) by vaurora (guest, #38407) [Link]

Thanks for the pointer!  Due to the browser compatibility issues, I'll stick with
well-supported symbols.  HTML is not the ideal medium for physics.

Hmm... H-bar? What's the problem with it?

Posted Jun 19, 2008 21:13 UTC (Thu) by kraney (guest, #52619) [Link]

That's funny, given that HTML was invented by a physicist for the purpose of sharing physics 
papers. Everyone else is a squatter.

Hmm... H-bar? What's the problem with it?

Posted Jun 19, 2008 22:33 UTC (Thu) by leoc (subscriber, #39773) [Link]

Why not render the equations with tex as god intended.

Hmm... H-bar? What's the problem with it?

Posted Jun 26, 2008 16:52 UTC (Thu) by SEMW (subscriber, #52697) [Link]

I'll second the motion. If anyone's interested, my favourite way of embeding Tex in web pages is jsmath, which has excellent browser support and uses the proper TeX fonts if you have them installed (images and unicode fonts if you don't). MathML is the other option, but very few browsers support it at the moment (I think Opera 9.5 is the only one to fully support it out-of-the-box, though Firefox is on its way).

Hmm... H-bar? What's the problem with it?

Posted Jun 20, 2008 22:49 UTC (Fri) by dvdeug (subscriber, #10998) [Link]

The last browser that had any problem with that was Netscape 4. (No, lynx handles it just
fine.) Basic Latin characters used by major European languages (like Maltese) are supported by
everyone and have been for a long time.


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