I'm not a professional dba or dbd, but I'm proficient in the basics of

database design and sql. I want to create a database of math

definitions, and I'm wondering how one would go about creating a

database that contains mathematical notation (and I'm not just talking

about basic symbols where I could get away with ascii code). I need

to be able to insert a wide variety of mathematical expressions, from

fractions to integrals, into fields (just like you can enter in-line

math symbols in MS Word using equation editor). I have no clue how to

go about this. Is it a matter of developing certain programming

skills/languages? Would such a capabliltiy be proprietary (dbms-

specific)? Is it possible at all? Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.