9 Mar 2006 raph   » (Master)


I'm citing this 1744 book by Leonhard Euler in my thesis chapter on the elastica, and need the following bit of Latin translated into English. Anyone out there who can handily read this, or recommend someone else who can?

ut, inter omnes curvas ojusdem longitudinus, qu\ae\ non solum per puncta A \& B transeant, sed etiam in his punctis a rectis positione datis tangantur, definatur ea in qua sit valor hujus expressionis $\int {ds \over RR}$ minimus.

I have a pretty good idea what it says, but don't trust my own ability to get all the cases and so on correct. And some of the words don't seem entirely standard to me. "ojusdem"?


I'll probably be spending the first couple of weeks of April in Venlo, the Netherlands, visiting a customer site. It might be cool to meet up with some free software hackers and font people in the area.

To follow up on either (or both) of these, my best email address is <firstname>.<lastname>@gmail.com.


I have really fallen out of the habit of blogging, but I haven't exactly been a hermit like many of my other blogging lulls. I've been meeting up with quite a few people who have come through town (tor is here now), and generally keeping quite busy. Work, in particular, is hopping right now.

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