[Mediawiki-l] Greek letters: char vs glyph?

Jim Hu jimhu at tamu.edu
Mon Aug 6 20:02:54 UTC 2007

I'm playing with CharInsert and edittools on EcoliWiki, and noted  
that greek letters are inserted as characters rather than as html  
glyphs, e.g.

	α vs. α

I was thinking of switching to the glyphs because it seems like  
searching for alpha-something (common in chemistry and biochemistry)  
is easier than searching for α-something.  Are there important  
reasons I should not do this?

Jim Hu
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
2128 TAMU
Texas A&M Univ.
College Station, TX 77843-2128

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