From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 29 2003 - 17:25:43 EDT
Kenneth Whistler scripsit:
> I don't
> know what the origin of the mathematical integral sign
> (U+222B) is, so cannot vouch for whether it is graphologically
> connected to the long s or not, but it is clearly distinct
> in usage and properties from the IPA esh.
It was devised by Leibniz, and represents the long S in "summatio".
See http://mathworld.wolfram.com/IntegralSign.html .
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