Turned Capital letter L (pointing to the left, with serifs)
everson at evertype.com
Mon Jan 4 12:41:53 CST 2016
On 4 Jan 2016, at 16:54, Asmus Freytag (t) <asmus-inc at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On 1/4/2016 7:49 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
>> 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 * http://www.evertype.com/
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