Printing Mathematical Symbols

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EVERYONE who has had to correct printers' proofs of mathematical formulæ must be painfully alive to the pitfalls into which the non-mathematical compositor continually blunders. To such as know the extreme difficulty of getting such formulæ properly set up, there have doubtless occurred from time to time suggestions for such simplifications of notation as shall render the composition less liable to derangement. One most sensible step of the kind I allude to is the introduction by Sir G. Stokes of the solidus notation for quotients, whereby

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THOMPSON, S. Printing Mathematical Symbols. Nature 46, 513 (1892) doi:10.1038/046513b0

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