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Re: 600 year birthday of Gutenberg



I've often heard this, but haven't made the effort to find the details.
Were the Chinese using single-ideogram type slugs?  Were the Koreans using
single-alphabetic character type slugs?  Did either continue to use movable
metal type into the fifteenth century?

Dave


>Nope, not even that. The Chinese and Koreans were using metal type
>centuries earlier.
>
>Jeffrey
>
>At 05:27 PM 10/11/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Should be "movable METAL type."
>>
>>
>>>We just got our new Chase's Annual Events for the year 2000 and noticed
>>>that the 600th anniversary of Johannes Gutenber's birth is coming up on
>>>Feb 24, 1400.
>>
>>Not exactly.
>>
>>Dave
>>
>>
>>
>>>  Maybe some people will want to plan special events or parties.
>>>Here's what it says:
>>>
>>>INVENTORS
>>>Johannes Gutenberg
>>>Birth * Feb 24, 1400 * 600 years
>>>
>>>A craftsman who invented movable type in the mid-1400s.  His invention
>>>was used without change until the 20th century.  Guetenberg is credited
>>>with the 42-line Bible known as the Guenberg Bible or Mazarin Bible.  It
>>>is said that this is the first book printed with movable type.  Born at
>>>Mainz, Germany, he died there, Feb. 3, 1468.
>>>
>>>
>>>Joyce Jenkins
>>>Petersburg, Alaska
>>>
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