From: Werner LEMBERG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 15 2008 - 23:56:41 CST
Here some excerpts from a mail I received from Claudio Beccari.
> [...] the various strange signs that appear in the 256 glyph LGR
> encoded font [for Greek] were prepared in order to satisfy the
> requirements of a philologist who needed to use LaTeX and my greek
> font (that at that time did not contain those strange signs); we
> developed a certain degree of friendship/aquaintanceship, but it's
> many years I am not hearing from him.
> This long explanation forced me to think back to those times, some
> eight years ago. Actually the nexus sign he wanted to use was the
> official one, a "wide hat", a very large stretchable wide circumflex
> accent sign that could stretch to cover several letters.
> LaTeX math symbols contained several hat signs, but the largest was
> not large enough; we decided to create a stretchable sign to be used
> in text mode that in effects turned out to be a top tortoise shell
> bracket (I learnt this definition these past days, thanks to your
> messages), instead of an hat. The nexus sign, the official sign
> used by the philologists, then, is not the sign I created, but an
> arbitrarily stretchable wide hat.
Well, this helps a lot. However, I don't know how to encode such a
wide hat either.
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