Oxford University Press Lower Case

 &         '  hairs     q          e            j       -- ---  ?    !         fi 
 bcd thin
hf gfflfl
lmn iorpwenem
zvutthickas ,:quads

The typecase lay is that used by the University Press, Oxford, in 1934, as supplied by the OUP Archivist. Davis & Carter (in Moxon: Mechanick Exercises) note that the OUP lay continues the old French tradition. For example, the i box is the same as in Diderot's case. The companion upper lay is OUP Upper.

Note the wide q box, where Moxon and modern cases have two boxes, and the single y box, where Moxon and modern cases have two. Note also, for example, the location of i, h and r. The empty case configuration is OUP Lower.

Other empty cases
ie with the boxes left blank
Other type layouts
ie with characters assigned to boxes
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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 26 February 02.