- E . J . Kenney considered this twentieth-century experiment to be a refreshing break from the Porsonian norm, and emblematic of the best kind of modernist simplicity and directness : More recently there has been a welcome and long overdue return to the older and purer models.
- In older ( e . g ., nineteenth-century ) Teubners, several old-fashioned features of the type ( almost crabbed by the Porsonian standard more familiar in the English-speaking world ) are still found which would later be smoothed away, for example, omega with bent-in ends, medial sigma that is not completely closed, and phi with a bent stem.