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Subject: Re: Piat d'Or
From: Peter Stanbridge <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 20 Apr 2004 19:56:30 -0400
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>>In a message dated 4/20/2004 11:27:29 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>>[log in to unmask] writes:
>>
>>>>
>>In anycase, this whole argument about 'proper' apostrophes is laughable.
>>What all these so-called expert typographers are calling proper has only
>>been standard for the last 50 years or so.
>><<
>>
>>Who ever told you that nonsense?
>
>Interesting question.  Might have been the fellow I apprenticed with when
>I learned to set movable type, or my paleography professor in graduate school.
>It's been a long time.

Well, whoever it was ...

I have samples of 18th century typesetting (mostly Caslon), which all
have what you refer to as 'proper' apostrophes.

In metal type, I have never seen vertical quotes or apostrophes.

Peter

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