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At 17:01 Uhr -0500 09.11.2003, Gary Munch wrote:
>>And marking off a paragraph - albeit
>>only a selective one, not each one - with a large initial, isn't that
>>a practice still in much use?
>
>Well yeah, but not nearly as often as before printing; we're lucky to
>get a chapter opening with a mis-aligned big letter. Though, the
>Times (New York) still uses drop caps in its editorial pages, the
>Cheltenham aside. (I miss the Latin and Bookman; never cottoned to
>Chelt.)
>
Have you made a statistical comparison? (Sorry, couldn't refuse that
one.) But be assured that many books and many newspapers use drop
initials and raised initials frequently.
-Rolf
Rolf F. Rehe
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