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Offline Ken Fraser

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Superimposed minuscules
« on: May 11, 2023, 07:59:26 AM »
Does anyone know who first thought of this ingenious display of all the Copperplate minuscules superimposed?

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Re: Superimposed minuscules
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2023, 09:18:16 AM »
Does anyone know who first thought of this ingenious display of all the Copperplate minuscules superimposed?
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I haven't seen this before. Where did you find it?

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Re: Superimposed minuscules
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2023, 10:12:02 AM »
Ian Searle, administrator of the group "Copperplate Script for All" posted it there some time ago, but I don't have a copy. This is my version which is the same but with a slight adjustment to the angle to 55 degrees.

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Re: Superimposed minuscules
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2023, 05:37:46 PM »
I have seen a couple of examples of this in various old texts. Below is one which comes from a French text (which unfortunately I donít have the name of at my finger tips). This one is so beautiful and there are further examples for both lowercase and majuscules. I will search for the second one.
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Re: Superimposed minuscules
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2023, 05:54:34 PM »
This version comes from available on archive.org

Nova arte de escrever : offerecida ao principe nosso senhor, para instrucçaõ da mocidade : Araujo, Antonio Jacinto de, d. 1797
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