Smith Lower Case No.1

ct[ ]aeoe ç   '       e           s     ( ) ?  !  ;  |l  fl 
&bcd i|fg |h||ff
jlmnh oypqwenem
zvutspacear ,:quad

This English lay is the No.1 Lower shown by Smith, The Printer's Grammar (1755), reprinted Gregg (1965). It is followed by Luckombe (1771) and (as being upon the old plan) by Johnson (1824), apart from the ' replacing ç and j replacing ' and ffi replacing ffl and fli replacing j and ffl replacing hair spaces and q and , swapping positions. The Smith Upper is the companion Upper lay.

The empty case configuration is Lower, and is the same as Moxon apart from the en and em boxes which are now larger.

Note that | represents the long s.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 16 April 2009.