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The Phoenicians used LaTeX for their cranes!

Posted in Diploma thesis by Ulf on April 6, 2009

When I ran out of Greek letters in my diploma thesis, I decided to switch to Phoenician characters. Luckily, LaTeX has the “phoenician” package, so I only had to type \textphnc{\Aheth} and \textphnc{\Ateth} to get the Heth and the Teth.

This is how it looks:
hethteth_small

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  1. Andreas said, on April 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Teth looks like an operator to me, don’t like that one

  2. Ulf said, on April 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I guess you’re right. I’ll try to change this before I finish the thesis. Thank you for that remark!

  3. Pingu said, on April 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Same thought. And I’m excited to ask you in your presentation, why you dropped these terms. I guess, I’ll call them “squiggle” and leave it up to you to find the correct words, but be sure that I’ll ask at least twice for the name of each, and I’ll mix them up in my questions. Perhaps, you’re better off with accents like \bar{}, \hat{}, \tilde{}, … you might even stack them, thanks to some packages (I guess it was accents). Or you invent a phi with an accent ‘a’ right above …

  4. Pingu said, on April 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Oh, I forgot, you should definitively aim for a better explanation than “we omit these terms because they are too lengthy”. That sounds like “I don’t like long terms and I’m too lazy to put them down, and later on I’ll neglect them without you even knowing” :-P If they are /really/ too long (given, they are really unimportant here), put them in the appendix and reference it in the sentence above.

  5. Ulf said, on April 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    You won’t see them in the presentation since they’re really unimportant here ;-).

  6. Pingu said, on April 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I will sooo ask you about them :-)


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