Re: Turned Capital letter L (pointing to the left, with serifs)

From: Asmus Freytag (t) <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 02:16:59 -0800
On 1/4/2016 12:15 AM, "Jörg Knappen" wrote:
Here is a report of a rather strange beast occurring in historical math printing (work of C. F. Gauß) in thw 19th century:
images are here:
It looks like a big digit "7" or like a turned letter "L". In the accepted answer it was identified with the Tironian note et; an identification
I'd dispute because the Tironian note Et is usually smaller in size than a capital latin letter.
Anyone knows what it is?
--Jörg Knappen

There are a number of people in the typographical / math / Unicode community discussing this very question off-line at the moment. The glyph shape may be a borrowed digit 7 from some other font (something other than any digit 7 appearing in the work) and several are agreeing with you on the difference in size and therefore argue caution in identifying this with the tironian et.

However, no progress has been made in getting a more solid grasp of what this could be.

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