Poll: Multiplication sign in 2D mode? In non-2D/text editor?
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Multiplication Poll: * or · or something else?
03-10-2014, 02:03 AM
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RE: Multiplication Poll: * or · or something else?
(03-10-2014 01:28 AM)Mark Hardman Wrote:  In a discussion of what character to use for multiplication, you're suggesting that the Prime should use the actual multiplication sign?

Well, what's the "actual multiplication sign" depends very much on your cultural context. ;-)
In Germany the only place you ancounter an "x" as multiplication sign is on calculators which are manufactured by American or Asian companies or when giving measurements of objects (like 35x30x40cm).
And in countries that use "." as decimal seperator this even makes sense, because the center-dot multiplication sign could be easily confused with the decimal seperator.

However I wouldn't recommend a "x" multiplication sign because of confusion with the vector crossproduct. Center dot (like Unicode 22C5, 25E6, 25AA or 25CF) or center star (like Unicode 2217) is probably the most universal. I guess 22C5 is also what LaTeX used when using \cdot.
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RE: Multiplication Poll: * or · or something else? - Stefan - 03-10-2014 02:03 AM

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