Provincial News Lower Case

flfffi_( );e y123456
&bcd isf g78
jlmnh othnp,wenem
zv    u        t    thick    a        r     q:quads

This English lay is that given in Southward: Practical Printing (1882 and 5th ed 1900), as the improved lay used by some provincial newspapers. The Provincial News lay is the companion Upper. Note the position of y in the Lower case, where most lays put spacing.

Some other Lower case lays given by Southward are an Old lay, an Improved lay, a Times Office lay, and an American lay.

The empty case configuration is shown as Lower case.

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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 25 April 2015.