|ct||[ ]||ae||oe||'||j||e||s||( )||?||!||;|||l||fl|
This English lay is the No.2 lay shown by Smith: The Printer's Grammar (1755), reprinted Gregg 1965 (in their English Bibliographical Sources series). This lay is followed by Luckombe (1771), Stower (No.1) (1808) and Johnson (1824) - on the old plan, except that they all reverse , and q. It differs from Smith's No.1 lay in not having hair spaces or ç and having j in a different position, and also in having f|i and ffi ligatures in the lower case. The Smith No.2 is the companion Upper lay.
The empty case configuration is Smith Lower.
Note that | represents the long s. Also, thicks, mids and thins are still in one box. Davis & Carter note that Johnson was the first to show the spacing split up, eg see Johnson New Lower case lay.
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ie with the boxes left blank
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ie with characters assigned to boxes
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