# Re: \ell

• To: math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk
• Subject: Re: \ell
• From: John Purcell <jvpurcel@vela.acs.oakland.edu>
• Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1993 19:29:08 -0400

I used to think the \ell was just another funny symbol until I started
studying topology.  Now I find that $\ell^2$ is the standard symbol
for a special infinite dimensional topological space which figures
prominently in mathematics.  When \ell is not serving this special
role I see it crop up in other places in geometry and analysis.

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