Empty Smith Alternative Lower Case


This English case configuration is shown by Smith, The Printer's Grammar (1755), reprinted Gregg (1965). The box above the i box is divided into two, whereas the box next to the l box is not. Similarly the box next to the o box is not divided, but the box below it is. Smith also shows the more common Lower case, with the box divisions in the usual positions. Note that in both cases, the box for s is still a divided one, ie for s and the long s. Smith does not provide a lay for this Alternative case, and merely offers the configuration as one that is different.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 15 December 01.