Mathematical constants and computations, by Xavier Gourdon and Pascal Sebah

10052018, 07:58 PM
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RE: Mathematical constants and computations, by Xavier Gourdon and Pascal Sebah
(10052018 06:57 PM)ijabbott Wrote: The formulae look broken due to use of the old Symbol font, which has its own, peculiar character encoding. The whole site would probably need an overhaul to be more compatible with modern browsers. Taking a look at http://numbers.computation.free.fr/Constants/Pi/pi.html I do indeed see p instead of π, and in the HTML, there is <FONT face=symbol>p</FONT>. I wonder why that doesn't render as intended, though, because the Symbol font is present on my computer. When I select it in MS Word, and type a lowercase p, I see a lowercase π, as expected. Why does that work in Word but not in the browser? Decoding those formulae would be a lot of fun /s note how the divisions are constructed using table objects and <hr> tags... EDIT: When I copy the text from the browser and paste it into Word, it renders as intended. 

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Mathematical constants and computations, by Xavier Gourdon and Pascal Sebah  sasa  10052018, 06:10 PM
RE: Mathematical constants and computations, by Xavier Gourdon and Pascal Sebah  ijabbott  10052018, 06:57 PM
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