Empty Russian Case

 
 
                    
 
 
                    
 
 
                    
 
 
             
              
 
              
  
              
 


This German case configuration for Russian matches that shown in Wolffger: Neu-auffgesetztes Format-Büchlein (1673) on page 100, in the reprinted book by Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 1987. There are 109 boxes. There is probably a wider horizontal bar between the top three rows of boxes and the bottom four rows, and also a wider vertical bar six boxes and thirteen 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 Hebrew, and Syriac. This pattern of one single case for a fount of type continued as the norm in Germany, eg Genzmer in 1961,whereas in U.K. and U.S., the norm became 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.