Support for other minus signs entered in Numeric or Maple-graded response areas

It would be nice if instead of the hyphen, students could enter the proper minus sign or one of those listed at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plus_and_minus_signs

and they were still marked correct.

Whilst a lot of other computation systems don't recognize the proper sign U+2212 in text boxes (e.g. Excel, Windows calculator), the alternatives are more commonly recognized and entered in international keyboards. Some conversion to the hyphen for Numeric or Maple-graded questions, or a warning of invalid syntax, would be helpful.

  • Chris Banks
  • Jul 13 2020
  • Future Consideration
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