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The long, medial, or descending s (ſ) is an archaic form of the lower case letter s. It replaced a single s, or the first in a double s, at the beginning or in the middle of a word (e.g. "ſinfulneſs" for "sinfulness" and "ſucceſsful" for "successful"). [1]

96 relations: Act of Congress, Acta Eruditorum, Adresseavisen, Aftenposten, Archaism, Arthur Bell Nicholls, Ascender (typography), ß, Bell (typeface), Blackletter, Bodoni, Bohorič alphabet, Calculus, Cambridge University Press, Carolingian minuscule, Caslon, Charles Whittingham, Charlotte Brontë, Chiswick Press, Denarius, Denmark, Descender, Edward Lear, Ellen Nussey, Esh (letter), F, Flanders and Swann, Fraktur, Garamond, Geoffrey Chaucer, George Henry Lewes, German orthography, Germany, Glyph, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Greensleeves, Historical fiction, History of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Integral, Integral symbol, International Phonetic Alphabet, Italic type, Italy, Jägermeister, John Wycliffe, Joseph Ames (author), Joseph Lister, Kerning, Languages of the Caucasus, Letter case, ..., Letterform, Low German, Low's Encyclopaedia, Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, Nova Scotia, OpenType, Patrick Brontë, PDF, Philip Gaskell, Printing, R rotunda, Robert Burns, Robert Woodhouse, Roman cursive, Roman type, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, S, Shetland Museum, Shilling, Sigma, Sisu (candy), Slash (punctuation), Slovene language, Solidus (coin), Sort (typesetting), Stan Freberg, Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America Volume One: The Early Years, Stephenson Blake, Summa (mathematics), The Canterbury Tales, The History of Henry Esmond, The Times, Tironian notes, Turkmen alphabet, Typeface, Typographic ligature, Typography, United Kingdom, Upper Sorbian language, Voiceless postalveolar fricative, War of 1812, Wilkie Collins, William Caslon, William Makepeace Thackeray, X-height, Yell, Shetland. Expand index (46 more) »

Act of Congress

An Act of Congress is a statute enacted by the United States Congress.

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Acta Eruditorum

Acta Eruditorum (Latin for "reports/acts of the scholars") was the first scientific journal of the German lands, published from 1682 to 1782.

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Adresseavisen (commonly known as Adressa) is a regional newspaper published daily, except Sundays, in Trondheim, Norway.

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Aftenposten (Norwegian for "The Evening Post") is Norway's largest printed newspaper by circulation.

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In language, an archaism (from the ἀρχαϊκός, archaïkós, 'old-fashioned, antiquated', ultimately ἀρχαῖος, archaîos, 'from the beginning, ancient') is the use of a form of speech or writing that is no longer current or that is current only within a few special contexts.

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Arthur Bell Nicholls

Arthur Bell Nicholls (6 January 1819 – 3 December 1906) was the husband of the English novelist Charlotte Brontë.

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Ascender (typography)

In typography, an ascender is the portion of a minuscule letter in a Latin-derived alphabet that extends above the mean line of a font.

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In German orthography, the grapheme ß, called Eszett or scharfes S, in English "sharp S", represents the phoneme in Standard German, specifically when following long vowels and diphthongs, while ss is used after short vowels.

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Bell (typeface)

Bell is the name given to a serif typeface designed and cut in 1788 by the punchcutter Richard Austin for the British Letter Foundry, operated by publisher John Bell, and revived several times since.

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Blackletter (sometimes black letter), also known as Gothic script, Gothic minuscule, or Textura, was a script used throughout Western Europe from approximately 1150 to well into the 17th century.

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Bodoni is the name given to the serif typefaces first designed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813) in the late eighteenth century and frequently revived since.

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Bohorič alphabet

The Bohorič alphabet (bohoričica) was an orthography used for Slovene between the 16th and 19th centuries.

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Calculus (from Latin calculus, literally 'small pebble', used for counting and calculations, as on an abacus), is the mathematical study of continuous change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of generalizations of arithmetic operations.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Carolingian minuscule

Carolingian minuscule or Caroline minuscule is a script which developed as a calligraphic standard in Europe so that the Latin alphabet could be easily recognized by the literate class from one region to another.

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Caslon is the name given to serif typefaces designed by William Caslon I (c. 1692–1766) in London, or inspired by his work.

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Charles Whittingham

Charles Whittingham (16 June 1767 – 5 January 1840) was an English printer.

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Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë (commonly; 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature.

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Chiswick Press

The Chiswick Press was founded by Charles Whittingham I (1767–1840) in 1811.

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The denarius (dēnāriī) was the standard Roman silver coin from its introduction in the Second Punic War c. 211 BC to the reign of Gordian III (AD 238-244), when it was gradually replaced by the Antoninianus.

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Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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In typography, a descender is the portion of a letter that extends below the baseline of a font.

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Edward Lear

Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised.

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Ellen Nussey

Ellen Nussey (20 April 1817 – 26 November 1897) was born in Birstall Smithies in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Esh (letter)

Esh (majuscule: Ʃ Unicode U+01A9, minuscule: ʃ Unicode U+0283) is a character used in conjunction with the Latin script.

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F (named ef) is the sixth letter in the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

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Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann were a British comedy duo.

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Fraktur is a calligraphic hand of the Latin alphabet and any of several blackletter typefaces derived from this hand.

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Garamond is a group of many old-style serif typefaces, named for sixteenth-century Parisian engraver Claude Garamond (generally spelled as Garamont in his lifetime).

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages.

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George Henry Lewes

George Henry Lewes (18 April 1817 – 30 November 1878) was an English philosopher and critic of literature and theatre.

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German orthography

German orthography is the orthography used in writing the German language, which is largely phonemic.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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In typography, a glyph is an elemental symbol within an agreed set of symbols, intended to represent a readable character for the purposes of writing.

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (or; Leibnitz; – 14 November 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy.

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"Greensleeves" is a traditional English folk song and tune, over a ground either of the form called a romanesca; or its slight variant, the passamezzo antico; or the passamezzo antico in its verses and the romanesca in its reprise; or of the Andalusian progression in its verses and the romanesca or passamezzo antico in its reprise.

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Historical fiction

Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past.

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History of the Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica has been published continuously since 1768, appearing in fifteen official editions.

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In mathematics, an integral assigns numbers to functions in a way that can describe displacement, area, volume, and other concepts that arise by combining infinitesimal data.

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Integral symbol

The integral symbol: is used to denote integrals and antiderivatives in mathematics.

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International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet.

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Italic type

In typography, italic type is a cursive font based on a stylized form of calligraphic handwriting.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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italic is a digestif made with 56 herbs and spices at a strength of 35% alcohol by volume (61 degrees proof, or US 70 proof).

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John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe (also spelled Wyclif, Wycliff, Wiclef, Wicliffe, Wickliffe; 1320s – 31 December 1384) was an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, Biblical translator, reformer, English priest, and a seminary professor at the University of Oxford.

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Joseph Ames (author)

Joseph Ames (23 January 1689 – 7 October 1759) was an English bibliographer and antiquary.

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Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, (5 April 182710 February 1912), known between 1883 and 1897 as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.

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In typography, kerning is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result.

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Languages of the Caucasus

The Caucasian languages are a large and extremely varied array of languages spoken by more than ten million people in and around the Caucasus Mountains, which lie between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

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Letter case

Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger upper case (also uppercase, capital letters, capitals, caps, large letters, or more formally majuscule) and smaller lower case (also lowercase, small letters, or more formally minuscule) in the written representation of certain languages.

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A letterform, letter-form or letter form, is a term used especially in typography, paleography, calligraphy and epigraphy to mean a letter's shape.

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Low German

Low German or Low Saxon (Plattdütsch, Plattdüütsch, Plattdütsk, Plattduitsk, Nedersaksies; Plattdeutsch, Niederdeutsch; Nederduits) is a West Germanic language spoken mainly in northern Germany and the eastern part of the Netherlands.

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Low's Encyclopaedia

Low's Encyclopædia is an early American encyclopedia, titled The New and Complete American Encyclopædia or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences.

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Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907) was a British novelist and poet who also wrote essays and reviews.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland"; Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) is one of Canada's three maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada.

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OpenType is a format for scalable computer fonts.

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Patrick Brontë

Patrick Brontë (commonly; 17 March 1777 – 7 June 1861) was an Irish priest and author who spent most of his adult life in England. He was the father of the writers Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, and of Branwell Brontë, his only son. Patrick outlived his wife, the former Maria Branwell, by forty years by which time all of their children had died as well.

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The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

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Philip Gaskell

Philip Gaskell (1926–2001) was a noted British bibliographer and librarian.

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Printing is a process for reproducing text and images using a master form or template.

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R rotunda

The r rotunda (ꝛ), "rounded r", is a historical calligraphic variant of the minuscule (lowercase) letter Latin r used in full script-like typefaces, especially blackletters.

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 175921 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist.

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Robert Woodhouse

Robert Woodhouse (28 April 1773 – 23 December 1827) was an English mathematician.

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Roman cursive

Roman cursive (or Latin cursive) is a form of handwriting (or a script) used in ancient Rome and to some extent into the Middle Ages.

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Roman type

In Latin script typography, roman is one of the three main kinds of historical type, alongside blackletter and italic.

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Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, or RIE, often (but incorrectly) known as the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, or ERI, was established in 1729 and is the oldest voluntary hospital in Scotland.

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S (named ess, plural esses) is the 19th letter in the Modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

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Shetland Museum

The New Shetland Museum and Archives at Hay's Dock, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, was officially opened on 31 May 2007 by HM Queen Sonja of Norway and the Duke & Duchess of Rothesay (Charles & Camilla).

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The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and other British Commonwealth countries.

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Sigma (upper-case Σ, lower-case σ, lower-case in word-final position ς; σίγμα) is the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Sisu (candy)

Sisu is a Finnish brand of candy, currently produced by Leaf International.

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Slash (punctuation)

The slash is an oblique slanting line punctuation mark.

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Slovene language

Slovene or Slovenian (slovenski jezik or slovenščina) belongs to the group of South Slavic languages.

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Solidus (coin)

The solidus (Latin for "solid"; solidi), nomisma (νόμισμα, nómisma, "coin"), or bezant was originally a relatively pure gold coin issued in the Late Roman Empire.

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Sort (typesetting)

In typesetting by hand compositing, a sort or type is a piece of type representing a particular letter or symbol, cast from a matrix mold and assembled with other sorts bearing additional letters into lines of type to make up a form from which a page is printed.

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Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg (born Stanley Friberg; August 7, 1926 – April 7, 2015) was an American author, actor, recording artist, voice artist, comedian, radio personality, puppeteer and advertising creative director, whose career began in 1944.

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Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America Volume One: The Early Years

Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America Volume One: The Early Years is an American comedy album with music and dialogue written by Stan Freberg, released as Capitol W/SW-1573 in 1961.

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Stephenson Blake

Stephenson Blake is an engineering company based in Sheffield.

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Summa (mathematics)

The term summa is the Latin word for sum.

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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales (Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400.

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The History of Henry Esmond

The History of Henry Esmond is a historical novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, originally published in 1852.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Tironian notes

Tironian notes (notae Tironianae; or Tironian shorthand) is a system of shorthand invented by Tiro (94 4 BC), Marcus Tullius Cicero's slave and personal secretary, and later his freedman.

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Turkmen alphabet

The Turkmen alphabet used for official purposes in Turkmenistan is a Latin alphabet based on the Turkish alphabet, but with notable differences: J is used instead of the Turkish C; W is used instead of the Turkish V; Ž is used instead of the Turkish J; Y is used instead of the dotless i (I/ı); Ý is used instead of the Turkish consonantal Y; and the letters Ä and Ň have been added to represent the phonetic values and, respectively.

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In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features.

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Typographic ligature

In writing and typography, a ligature occurs where two or more graphemes or letters are joined as a single glyph.

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Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Upper Sorbian language

No description.

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Voiceless postalveolar fricative

Voiceless fricatives produced in the postalveolar region include the voiceless palato-alveolar fricative, the voiceless postalveolar non-sibilant fricative, the voiceless retroflex fricative, and the voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative.

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War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies from June 1812 to February 1815.

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Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

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William Caslon

William Caslon I (1692/1693 – 23 January 1766), also known as William Caslon the Elder, was an English typefounder.

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William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist and author.

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In typography, the x-height or corpus size is the distance between the baseline and the mean line of lower-case letters in a typeface.

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Yell, Shetland

Yell is one of the North Isles of Shetland, Scotland.

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