Casse Superieure de Longues et de Breves

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âêîôûYZ ƯY
áéíóúJ||l fflZ
àèìòùU|l flAEIOUÆ
ãe~i~õu~|t|| ff¦*[ ]!?j

This French Upper case lay is given by Fertel: La Science Practique de l'Imprimerie, 1723, reprinted Gregg, 1971. The case needs extra boxes for the accents, unlike Fertel's ordinary Upper case, which has only 6 rows. The | represents a long s and the A B are small caps. The ¦ represents a single dagger. The A¯ represents A with a long accent (longue), A¬ an A with short accent (brève) and a~ an a with a doubtful accent (douteaux) (the translation has not yet been determined). Similarly, A represents A with subscript cr (meaning as yet undetermined).

The empty case configuration is the Upper of Moxon, et al., and the companion Lower lay is Fertel.

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This page was written in 2006 by David Bolton and last updated 22 February 2006.