Empty De Vinne German Lower Case


This U.S. typecase configuration is that of De Vinne, Practice of Typography: Modern Methods of Book Composition (1904 and 1914). It is almost the same as the slightly earlier Lockwood one of 1894, except that De Vinne does not have the wide box for w (under the 9 and 0 boxes), but leaves it divided, as in a normal lower case. BBS (1890s) show a variant U.S. German, with the h and o boxes divided vertically rather than horizontally, as here. The divisions are to allow for 5em (thin) and 4em (mid) spaces.

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This page was written in 2008 by David Bolton and last updated 15 April 2009.