Xah Math Blog Archive 2012-07 to 2012-07

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Discovered a Unicode Character ℇ (EULER CONSTANT)

Discovered a Unicode char

character: ℇ (codepoint 8455, #o20407, #x2107)
old-name: EULERS

This is a bit strange. It's not clear whether it meant the base of the natural logarithm or Euler–Mascheroni constant.

The symbol for the base of the natural logarithm is traditionally (SCRIPT SMALL E), while the symbol for Euler–Mascheroni constant is γ (GREEK SMALL LETTER GAMMA).

The Unicode has name EULER CONSTANT. It's a bit ambiguous, but i suppose it means . However, i tried several Unicode fonts, all of them has the appearance of mirrored 3, none showed it as .

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