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

Frédéric Grosshans frederic.grosshans at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 08:06:24 CST 2016

Le lun. 4 janv. 2016 à 09:18, "Jörg Knappen" <jknappen at web.de> a écrit :

> Here is a report of a rather strange beast occurring in historical math
> printing (work of C. F. Gauß) in thw 19th century:
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/284483/how-do-i-typeset-this-symbol-possibly-astronomical
> images are here:
> http://www.archive.org/stream/abhandlungenmet00gausrich#page/n129/mode/2up
> http://i.stack.imgur.com/57fN3.png
> 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.

I don’t know what the glyph is, but I doubt that a digit or tironian et
makes sense semantically. Since it corresponds to an angular measure (the
daily angular displacement of a celestial body), the unicode character
correspnding to it is likely ⦢ U+29A2 TURNED ANGLE

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