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Re: the sim family

In message <745589800.54786.BNB@MATH.AMS.ORG> you write:
>    "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 had noticed that, but:

>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.

This nearly answers my problem.
If you look at for instance msbm'022 and msam'056 one has a geometric
tilde, and the other has a shapee like tilde. I guess that is a mistake
due to the fact that more than one preson were involved.