Typography Description Class Segment

        Before we start the discussion of the readings in Duguid and Brown, Eisenstein, and Thomas, we need to finish a little unfinished business on the typography part of last week's discussion.  The paper used in books is super important--no paper, no book--but the type and its inked impressions are what make the book most identifiable and significant.  For that, we must practice a bit distinguishing one Gothic type font from the others.  This is the link to the Haebler "M" page: http://www.ndl.go.jp/incunabula/e/chapter2/chapter2_01_02.html   And this is the link to the Gothic type font identification exercise:  http://www.ndl.go.jp/incunabula/chapter2/identify/identify.html   Roman type, anyone can read and most people can distinguish from similar fonts.  For a type description vocabulary guide appropriate to Roman types, click here.  Gothic type is a more complex way to make the shapes of the alphabet, but they read it quite easily until around 1700 in England and France, and the Germans did not abandon it until World War II.  (And yes, there's a story there.)