Roman Single Case

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The typecase configuration matches that of Wolffger: Neu-auffgesetztes Format-Büchlein (1673) illustrated in Gaskell: The Lay of the Case, in Bowers: Studies in Bibliography vol 22 (1969). This pattern of one single case for both 'upper' and 'lower' types continued as the norm in Germany, eg Bauer in 1920. However, in U.K. and U.S., the norm became the separate Upper and Lower cases, eg Moxon Upper and Moxon Lower of 1683, etc.

Note that boxes with | are with long s. V/ is Versicle and R/ is Response. The A B are small caps. ¥ should be an acorn. q- should be the abbreviated que and q; should also have an acute accent and -p should be the abbreviated pro

The diagram above is not quite correct, in that |t should really be a double width box, with all the boxes to the left being slightly narrower. Also the § and ¶ boxes should not be quite so wide, and v to z should be slightly wider boxes. The ° ' and [ ! boxes should really be divided diagonally and not vertically. Also the à row should be the same height as the three cap rows. The typecase is (probably) partitioned horizontally into two bays, ie caps and accents in the top bay, lower case, etc. in the bottom bay, but the partition is not as wide as the vertical partition of U.S. and U.K. cases. The empty case is Roman Single.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 11 November 2008.