Re: Is that character *+A7AC LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SCRIPT G ?

From: Frédéric Grosshans <>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:34:45 +0100
Le 09/01/2013 16:34, Andreas Stötzner a écrit :
As far as I know mathematicians do not always constrain themselves to established characters, but tend to invent new ones for their own convenience when it seems to be of any usefulness.
I would not lay the measure of today’s encoding on that finding.
I agree.

It looks like the author put the equations in the script by means of any photocopy technique.
Given the date of the book (1952), and the fact that it is a 'real book' from a 'real printer' (Gauthier-Villars, pecialized in scientific publishing), I don't think that it used photocopy, put probably another reprography technique.

So the actual origin of that ›Capital script G‹ may well have been custom handwriting invention.
The mathematical symbols are too well aligned, and too similar from one equation to the other to be handwritten. Furthermore, some greek letters (not shown in the photos) have an aspect which seems incompatible with handwriting. I really think a more standardized process than handwriting was used. Maybe something stencil based ?

Received on Wed Jan 09 2013 - 10:34:16 CST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Wed Jan 09 2013 - 10:34:16 CST