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Letter Gothic is a monospaced sans-serif typeface. It was created between 1956 and 1962 by Roger Roberson for IBM in their Lexington, Kentucky plant. It was initially intended to be used in IBM Selectric typewriter Selectric electric typewriters. It is readable and is recommended for technical documentation and for sheets including columnar data. Gayaneh Bagdasaryan designed a proportional font called New Letter Gothic, based on Letter Gothic, for ParaType.