Italian Lower Case

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ffvuta thick.,:;quads
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This Italian lay is that in Lockwood: American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894). The companion Upper Case is Italian Upper. Lockwood notes that these two are separate cases, the Upper being some 5/8 as high as the Lower. A later version shown in Enciclopedia Italiana in 1937 may have become combined with the Lower, and certainly by 1963, Hostettler shows a single combined case.

The empty case configuration is Italian Lower.

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ie with the boxes left blank
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This page was written in 1999 by David Bolton and last updated 24 November 2008.