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

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 18:41:53 +0000

On 4 Jan 2016, at 16:54, Asmus Freytag (t) <> wrote:
> On 1/4/2016 7:49 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
>> Excellent!
>> Looks like a candidate character for encoding. I’m sure I have some examples of good font designs for the old character in one of my books.
> Admitting that a Greek letter inherently makes more sense than an "et" as a variable name, I would still need to understand why "pi" would make a sensible mnemonic choice for the variable in Gauss' treatise, before being confident that we've made the correct identification. The more so, as the use of non-cursive pi for "perihelion" in the same work is clearly mnemonic.

Certainly it does look more like a very common variant of “tau” than “pi”

Michael Everson *
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