Single Cases

Most single cases are squarer in shape than the rectangular Upper, Lower, Job and Double cases. As their name implies, the cases hold full founts, i.e. both upper and lower case characters together. The cases listed below are divided into three bays, usually by two vertical partitions. The dates shown are either when published or when viewed, and therefore are not necessarily the earliest appearance of the case. Each case listed can link to a more descriptive page, showing the case layout, and usually a further link to the layout of the type. Note that most of the layouts have been written using html tables, and over time, the way browsers interpret the tables has changed, thus sometimes distorting the diagram. Also, the dimensions of the case so shown are dynamic, and should not be regarded as absolute, and many cases will appear more rectangular than they should. In due course, layouts will be corrected, but unless the source of the information actually states the case dimensions, the diagram may still be conjectural.

Empty CasesNo.of rowsNo.of boxes on the leftNo.of boxes in centreNo.of boxes on the rightTotal no. of boxes
French Single (Rationnelle) Case (Muller c1910)13495030129
Austrian Latin with Accents Case (Niel 1925)10504745142
Austrian Latin with Small Caps Case (Niel 1925)10544749150
Austrian Fraktur Case (Niel 1925)10353537107
German Fraktur Case (Hostettler 1949)10393440113
German Latin Case (Hostettler 1949)10473940126
German Antiqua Case (Kollecher & Matuschke 1956)10483443125
Fraktur Case (Genzmer 1961)10373543115
Modello Napoletano (Gallavrini 1966)10246025109
Gebrochene Schriften Case (Druckladen 1997)10373542114
German Ausschluß Case (Druckladen 2003)9363536107
German Latin Case (In De Bonnfant 2004)10493839126
German Latin Case (In De Bonnfant 2004)10483943130
German Latin Case (In De Bonnfant 2004)10443944127
German Case (In De Bonnfant 2004)10343739110
German Single Case (In De Bonnfant 2004)10453738120
German Antiqua Case (Paintner iro Goldschagg 2006)10483543126

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This page was written in 2014 by David Bolton and last updated 2 August 2015