Spanish Caxa Alta

 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H    A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H 
123456 978 äëï==üÑJU
àèìòùWJU âêîôûR-V-#
áéíóú0Ñff fi( )?!§fist 

This Spanish lay is the Caxa Alta shown by Juan Joseph Sigüenza y Vera: Mecanismo del arte de la Imprenta (1811), reprinted Almarabu 1992. The companion lower case is Caxa Baxa. Note that R- is Response and V- is Versicle. # represents a cross. Putting 6 and 9 in the same box possibly indicates that the same character is being used for both, simply by rotating the type.

The empty case is Caxa Alta. There are six rows of eight boxes in each bay, ie 2 x 48 boxes, whereas the U.K. and U.S. normal Upper case has 2 x 49 boxes.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 24 November 2008.