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The Problem of Nomenclature

As long ago as 1958, the British Standards Institution, which conforms to the United States Bureau of Standards, published a pamphlet titled Typeface Nomenclature, which represents an attempt to systematize the terminology of a craft that had heretofore resisted such endeavors for over 500 years. There’s a reasonable amount of agreement on some printing trade […]