Boston Spanish Upper Case

  *    ¦     §    ¶    fist    AE    OE     ff   ffi  ffl  ae  oe AE OE 
KW<<>>{{ ----------[KW
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This type lay is given in Lockwood: American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894), being the Boston version of Spanish cases as supplied to the Spanish-American market. There is a companion Lower case, although Lockwood remarks that most Spanish-American cases were Doubles, where material was imported from the U.S. or U.K. Lockwood also shows the most common Single case in use in Spain.

The box shown with ¦ is for the single dagger. The boxes with -- --- ---- are for em, 2em, 3em rule (dash). The < <> > represent left, middle and right of a three part brace.The A B C are small caps and the a o are superiors. Note the position of K and W, and that k is in the upper case, unlike English lays. The empty case construction is the normal Upper pattern in use since the time of Moxon.

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This page was written in 1999 by David Bolton and last updated 15 July 1999.