From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 09:51:21 EST
> The use of Fraktur in Greek and Hebrew apparatus is not as variables, which
> denote some particular attribute but have no specific value; they are
> symbols with specific meaning, more comparable to letters denoting units of
I think that's a nonessential difference. We call them variables because
most of them are, but no mathematician would take MATHEMATICAL ITALIC SMALL PI
or MATHEMATICAL ITALIC SMALL E to be anything but constants.
Likewise your Fraktur apparatus letters are constants, though bound not
to mathematical objects but to manuscript objects.
> 4. Use Fraktur math symbols. Cons: I can't think of any, though we'd still
> want to promote consensus among the Biblical studies community on using
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