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In typesetting by hand compositing, a sort, otherwise referred to as a type, is a block representing a specific letter, digit or other symbol cast from a matrix mould and assembled with other sorts bearing additional symbols into lines of type to make up a forme from which a page is printed.
Related pages[change | change source]
- Sort - other uses of the word
References[change | change source]
- Nesbitt, Alexander The History and Technique of Lettering (c) 1957, Dover Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-486-20427-8, Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 57-13116. The Dover edition is an abridged and corrected republication of the work originally published in 1950 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. under the title Lettering: The History and Technique of Lettering as Design.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Typowiki Archived 2008-07-06 at the Wayback Machine, a type wiki at typophile.com Archived 2006-04-18 at the Wayback Machine
- Metal Type - For Those who Remember Hot Metal Typesetting