French Upper Case

  A    B    C    D    E    F    G   ABCDEFG
ÉÈÊAEOEWÇ   ffl    ffi    AE    OE    W    Ç    !  
àèltù(r fls¦§]/?
»oUJjem ffëïüV/R/&

This layout is shown in Legros & Grant: Typographical Printing Surfaces (1916). It differs from Lockwood's Old French, and his 18th century case. In all three versions, the caps follow Diderot (1751) but the signs and some accents and ligatures are in different places, and the long s ligatures have been dropped. The companion Lower is Legros.

The boxes with A,B, etc are for small caps, and with r, m etc., are for superscripts. The ¦ box is a single dagger, and V/ and R/ are for Versicle and Response. Note the location of W, still treated as a ligature, and that like Diderot, the j and fl and ff are in the Upper case and é and ç are in the Lower case. Also, Legros shows &, unlike the other versions.

The empty configuration is that of Moxon, and Diderot (1751), Smith (1755), Luckombe (1771), Stower (1808), Savage (1841), Mackellar (1870), Southward (1887), Barnhart Bros & Spindler's News (1890s), Stephenson Blake & Co (1922), etc.

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This page was written in 2006 by David Bolton and last updated 23 January 2006.