Gaelic (Irish) Double Case

gaelic lay
This type lay is taken from a handwritten lay shown in Cummins, Printer's Guide (1952). It uses a normal Ordinary Double case, eg of Southward (1882) and Stephenson Blake (1922), etc. Note that Gaelic (Erse or Irish) has no separate upper and lower case, but simply uses two sizes of the same character. The alphabet has only eighteen characters (ie has no j k q v w x y z). Also note the boxes used for example for h and b and for a and e, compared to an English lay. In the diagram above, the Gaelic used is based on Monotype Series 85 Gaelic Display, and the figures and signs on Albertus Bold (since these are not included in the Gaelic fount).

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This page was written in 1999 by David Bolton and last updated 15 July 1999.