Stanhope Upper Case

     fist|| XYZ-----JU
     ¦¦ PQRSTVW
     §¦ HIKLMNO
PQRSTVW 369[ ]on!
HIKLMNO 258( )of&
  A    B    C    D    E    F    G     1    4    7    0        to         ?   

This English layout is shown in Johnson: Typographia (1824), and Savage: Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841), and Legros & Grant: Typographical Printing-Surfaces (1916) as that adopted by Earl Stanhope, discarding the old ligatures, and changing the position of capitals, etc. to speed up setting. However, Johnson considered it most unsuitable in practice, and offered his own Johnson Proposed lay.

Note that the boxes with A,B, etc are small caps. The ¦ box represents a single dagger, and ¦¦ a double dagger. The -- is an em dash, and --- a 2em dash. The { is a 2em brace and { a 3em brace. The empty boxes are for accents, sorts, etc. as required. Note the three double boxes for Stanhope's new ligatures.

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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 14 April 2009.