[OS X TeX] which is real math mode?

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Tue Dec 13 07:25:57 EST 2005

That's interesting... Δεκα is greek for ten and in the standard  
transcription κ -> c (κυβος -> cube, κεντρον->centre,  
etc);  there are also exceptions (κινητικη->kinetics). I  
assume that the standard transcription originates from the fact that  
the italian alphabet does not have a k (though the classic latin  
does) but this explanation may not be true. There is a certain  
eeriness when c is replaced with k (eg. Amerika) but Deka doesn't  
seem to invoke it.


On Dec 12, 2005, at 8:39 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> Frank STENGEL wrote:
>> Erm, by the way, wouldn't that be Deca and Mili or am I missing  
>> the  point (one of my many shortcomings ;-))?
> When I learned it in French, a very long time ago, it was indeed  
> Deca (but milli). I think that Deka means to be closer to the  
> etymology.
> See for instance
> http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/si-prefixes.html <http:// 
> lamar.colostate.edu/%7Ehillger/si-prefixes.html>
> Regards
> --schremmer
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