There is a long list of math symbols that can be specified as entities, or
as Unicode characters. I would like to have an xmpp solution that people
could use, that would allow them to input these symbols and see them
rendered in their messages.
I would like to add this to jitsi if no one else has done so.
(Mathml input/editing/rendering is a next and larger project that I also
think would be ueful, but it would be almost entirely orthogonal. Allowing
negated versions of the symbols would also be possible without going into
For input, no one should need to remember the Unicode character code, but
possibly people could remember the standard entity names. Does jitsi
already have a way for a user to enter these (or any entities) into a
For transmission, it seems to me that the symbols should just be transmitted
as Unicode characters.
Then there is display/rendering. I am not sure exactly how best to do it.