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Re: [BKARTS] identifying typefaces



angela harkavy wrote:

Julie, are you referring to real lead typeface?

No. I assumed that they were digital faces. If they are lead, then proofs will have to be pulled and the typefaces identified visually. A skilled compositor will be able to identify many of them from the metal, but it's not an easy job. Some faces such as Garamond and Caslon have key features to look for. In Garamond, you look for the capital W and the T; in Caslon, the A is very distinctive.


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