Re: Script l (U+2113)

From: Jörg Knappen (
Date: Mon Aug 23 2004 - 11:47:32 CDT

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    On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Kevin Brown wrote:

    > I've just noticed that the "script l" character (U+2113) is one of only
    > two apparently mandatory characters (the other being "estimated" U+212E)
    > included in addition to the MacOS Roman character set in a collection of
    > recently released Linotype fonts.
    > Is there any other common usage for U+2113 apart from as the liter/litre
    > symbol that would explain its apparently mandatory inclusion in these
    > fonts?

    It is used as a mathematical symbol. It started to make the letter l
    visibly distinct from the digit 1 but has got its own life since than.
    > Also, does this symbol usually occur in only one style/weight, namely
    > italic regular? Or does it also appear in upright regular, upright bold,
    > and italic bold depending on the typographic context?

    I have never seen anything but italic regular in serious use, but TeX also
    has a bold italic regular version of it available and because it is easily
    availble someone will have found a clever use for it.
    --J"org Knappen

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