Dutch Three-Quarter Case (with ç)
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The typecase lay is one that is in current use in the Netherlands, courtesy of Atelier It Plein. The hk is helbak, the hell box for sorts. Spacing has not been itemised. There are variations to this lay, depending upon which ligatures are in use. Two traditions grew up, distinguished between Enschedé and Lettergieterij Amsterdam, one following the Latin style with ligatures, and the other the German Fraktur style without ligatures. The case and lay differ slightly from the Letterkast, which has more boxes in the right hand upper case section, and fewer in the far right side of the lower case section.
There is a variation in the lay if accents are not in use. The empty case is Three Quarter and there is an Accent version with more small boxes, for all the ligatures, etc.
This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 16 September 1998.