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Started by bubble_morrison, January 08, 2009, 10:31:40 AM

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Hi all,

Here's a question:  Was there a standard quantity or proportion of monotype characters supplied from a type foundry, taking into account the frequency of the characters use?  i.e. more 'A's than 'Q's etc... 

Any information would be gratefully received.


Dave Hughes

Hi Phillip, such a scheme is called a "type synopsis" you'll find more details here:
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