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Thanks[edit]

Wonderful new specimen, huge improvement, thanks!CApitol3

st / ct ligatures?[edit]

"Their "Founders Caslon" closely follows William Caslon's original design, with the addition of "ct" and "st" ligatures not found in the original."

This sentence says the 'original' Caslon didn't have these ligs, but both the specimen in the article and the American Declaration of Independence exhibit them. Is this sentence just false, or is there more to this issue? I can't claim to know anything about the matter at all. Kiolden 22:32, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Rather than finding out who put that statement in and engaging in time-consuming talk I put in a citation request. That way at least readers will know the statement has not been verified.
The sample of Caslon's original English roman contains a ct ligature and several long s t ligatures, the later not being quite the same thing as a short st ligature—Arbo talk 19:38, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Fount vs Font[edit]

Is "fount" still the prefered spelling in the UK? I thought they were using "font" now. Regardless, it would be nice if the article were consistent. Kendall-K1 (talk) 13:55, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Early period[edit]

Hello, I'm wondering what to do about the section about Caslon's early types and when exactly he created them. It's quite long and not that important in the context of the article (which talks about development over 280 years) and I feel it verges on own research/synthesis (plus it somewhat disrupts the flow of the article to have this big section discussing what exactly Caslon was doing in the first few years of a forty-five-year career). I'm considering moving it to Caslon's biography, where it might make a good section on how he became a punchcutter. Any thoughts? Blythwood (talk) 00:42, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

On balance, deleted it all - it basically badly summarised parts of an article of questionable relevance you can read online for yourself for free in much more idiomatic English. Blythwood (talk) 00:42, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

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