# Re: the sim family

• To: ziegler@goofy.zdv.uni-mainz.de
• Subject: Re: the sim family
• From: bbeeton <BNB@MATH.AMS.ORG>
• Date: 17 Aug 1993 08:16:40 -0400 (EDT)
• Cc: math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk

    "different from the others":
\item MSAM'166, backsim
\item MSAM'167, backsimeq

design mistake?  definitely not!  the "back" in the names should
be a clue -- the similar signs are deliberately reversed.
i haven't the foggiest notion what they mean, but they wouldn't
be there if they hadn't been requested.

i agree that the similars should be nice and shapely.  anyone
who's tried to do this will realize it's not all that easy.
i do think that more than one person was involved in creating
these fonts.
anyhow, these shapes are not/should not be geometrics.



• References:
• the sim family
• From: Justin Ziegler <ziegler@goofy.zdv.uni-mainz.de>