Normally, we use the letter $f$ to stand for frequency in equations.
$$T = 1/f$$ $$v = \lambda f$$ $$Φ +E_k = h f$$
So I'm curious as why the letter $ν$ (nu) is used to represent frequency in the equation $$E=hν$$ when people who first saw it may think it's velocity due to its resemblance with $v$ and get confused? (And even the frequency formula for matter waves de Broglie deduced from it uses $f$.)
Is there a historical reason behind this?