Veloso's Portugese Single Case

ÁÉÍÓÚǠà Õ  È  K  a
 
c     
    d
 
e
 
h
 
k    
    l
 
m
 
o
 
r
 
s
 
t
 
 
    A    
 
    B        C        D        E        F        G        H         à        è        ì        ò        ù        k        W        w    
 
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This Portugese typecase configuration is Mauricio Veloso's modified Portugese case, as in actual use, shown in Libânio da Silva, Manual do Tipógrafo 2nd ed. 1962. There is a very similar Portugese Single in use in USA, which includes the Æ Œ ligatures, and less superiors but more accents. There is a somewhat similar Spanish Caja Normal which has one less box.
The case is 88x62cm and has 129 boxes, but also sub-divides the c d and k l boxes diagonally, possibly with a piece of lead, card, etc. The a to t are superiors. Note that the boxes for U and J are in alphabetic sequence, but K and W are not. The spacing (espaços) boxes are 1 to 3 point (pontos), en (meios quadratins), em (quadratins), and quads (quadrados). (The other Portugese Single case has 4pt and not 2½pt spacing and also has Ñ, ñ and À Â, Ä etc.) Da Silva also shows a slightly larger Old Single Case, which contains small capitals as well as accents.

The empty configuration is Portugese Single.

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ie with the boxes left blank
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This page was written in 2020 by David Bolton and last updated 6 February 2020.