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  A    B    C    D    E    F    G   ABCDEFG
àèìòù( )§ ÉÈÊAEOEÇ?
»sUJj]---   fl    ä    ë    ï    ö    ü       

This French lay is shown by Lefevre: Guide Pratique du Compositeur d'Imprimerie (1880), and is fairly similar to the Old case shown by Lockwood (1894) apart from É, etc., there being on the left, some superiors and signs in different positions, and no ä and ü. The caps follow Diderot (1751) but the accents and signs are in different places, and the long s ligatures have been dropped. The companion Lower is Lefevre.

The boxes with A,B, etc are for small caps, and with s, e etc., are for superscripts. The box with V/ and R/ are for Versicle and Response, and --- is em dash (tiret). Note that j and fl and ; are in the Upper case and é and ç and ff and ffl are in the Lower case.

The empty case configuration is that of Moxon, and Diderot (1751), Smith (1755), Luckombe (1771), Stower (1808), Savage (1841), Mackellar (1870), Southward (1887), Barnhart Bros & Spindler's News (1890s), Stephenson Blake & Co (1922), etc.

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This page was written in 2006 by David Bolton and last updated 23 January 2006.