English binary logic operators

Hasan Aljudy hasan.aljudy at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 15:23:31 PST 2006

Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
> "Bill Baxter" <wbaxter at gmail.com> wrote in message 
> news:ej2gij$ohu$1 at digitaldaemon.com...
>> I remember when I was first learning Japanese, it occurred to me "Whoa! 
>> now I'll never run out of single-character variable names when doing math 
>> equations!"
>> For some reason it didn't actually prove to be that useful, though. Even 
>> the Japanese don't use Japanese symbols in their math for some reason, 
>> just Roman and Greek letters like everyone else.  Every once in a while 
>> I'll use an ??? to represent some big sub-expression that doesn't have 
>> much meaning but keeps on re-appearing in derivations.  But that's about 
>> it.
> Having taken a few semesters of Japanese, I've noticed I've started to use 
> some kanji in my notes as shorthand :S 

Kanji as shorthand? I don't know, I find myself slower when writing 
kanji (maybe because I'm still a n@@b in that area), but I can write 
"nihon" faster than I can write 日本, for instance. (I wonder, can utf-8 
encode that?)

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