Hansard New Lower Case

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&bcd isf g«» ff
ffilmnh oyp,wenem
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This English lay is that of Hansard: Typographia (1825), being the 'new' lay after the long s, etc had been discarded, and the bar cut out of the old double box. It is also shown in the Encyclopaedia Britannica 9th edition (1888) and 11th edition (1911). There are some differences with Johnson's New Lower of 1824, especially as Johnson separates out the spacing. However, Hansard includes £ and a 3 piece brace (shown here as » »« «), which are omitted by Johnson, and also has k in the Lower case, unlike Johnson.

The companion Upper is the Hansard New or the Encyclopaedia Britannica lay,and the empty Lower case is the English Lower, the same as Johnson, and still current at the end of the twentieth century.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 17 April 2015.