Monotype Information

Monotype Unit Arrangement 1, 2 & 3

This table shows the unit width allocated to each character in a fount. One unit corresponds to 1/18 of the set width of the face (and eg Old Style Series 2 in 8pt is 8½pt in set width). UA1 here combines with either UA2 or UA3.

¹UA1 eg Old Style (2) with UA2 eg Clarendon (12) or UA3 eg Bold (53)
 roms.c.italboldbold  romitalboldbold  romitalboldbold
A1310141314 a99910 fi10101012
B1310131214 b108911 ff11111112
C119121013 c8789 fl10101012
D1411141314 d109911 ffi15141518
E1310131213 e8789 ffl15141518
F129131112 f6666 ij10   
G1310121215 g98911 10   
H1511151415 h1091011 .5 55
I86978 i5656 ,5555
J10811911 j6666 -6 77
K1511151414 k1091011 '5555
L129121112 l5556 ;78  
M1512181518 m15141518 :78  
N1411151215 n10101011 (6987
O1310121215 o98910 )6987
P129131113 p1010911 [6   
Q1310121215 q108911 ]6   
R1410131314 r7779 ?1091111
S10811912 s7779 !7888
T129131114 t7567 9 9 ²12
U1411151315 u10101011 0-999910 ³
V1310141213 v108910 /6   
W1814181818 w13121315 *9   
X1511151314 x109911 %18   
Y1411151213 y109910      
Z118121212 z8789 ¹ UA1a differs only as
AE1814181818 ae12121414 M W AE OE W=17 units
OE1814181818 oe14121415 ² UA2 originally 14 units
&1311151418       ³ mca uses special 9 unit figs
The above mostly layouts 1201 (UA1+2) or 1202 (UA 1+3) using matrix case arrangements 8188 or 8189

[The above table will print out on one sheet of A4, with the text below being on a second sheet, which can be discarded.]

Click on the UA link in the headings of the table to see the full range of type faces used by the UA. Or go to:

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This page was written by David Bolton, and last updated 8 December 2003.