Empty Hebrew Case


This German case configuration for Hebrew matches the case lay shown in Wolffger: Neu-auffgesetztes Format-Büchlein (1673), reprinted by Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 1987. There are 168 boxes. There is probably a wider horizontal bar between the top five rows of boxes and the bottom four rows, and also a wider vertical bar seven and sixteen boxes along, as shown above, but the source does not make this very clear.

Wolffger also showed a case for Antiqua (Roman), and Fraktur, and Arabic, and Syriac, and Russian. This pattern of one single case for a fount of type continued as the norm in Germany, eg Genzmer in 1961. However, in U.K. and U.S., the norm became two separate Upper and Lower cases, eg Moxon Upper and Moxon Lower of 1683, etc.

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This page was written in 2013 by David Bolton and last updated 16 December 2013.