Re: A Saturday Afternoon Suggestion [was: Transliteration:

Carl W. Conrad (
Sat, 24 Aug 1996 16:18:17 -0500

At 12:50 PM -0500 8/24/96, Nichael Lynn Cramer wrote:
>Given the "look-alike problem" (i.e. "X" as Xi/Chi) might it be useful to
>use "3" for Xi. This has the virtue of also being a rough "look-alike" (at
>least in the right font) without the possiblility of confusion.

Unfortunately, this "3" looks even more like a script Zeta.

>(On a similar note, we might suggest "8" for Omega, although "Q" has no
>similar problem of confusion.)

I thought we were using Q for Theta. Did you perhaps mean that "W" has no
similar problem of confusion?

And thanks for the Saturday afternoon distraction, Nichael. The Saturday
NYT crossword is pretty daunting.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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