Ludlow accents

James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,911
edited October 2017 in Technique and Theory
Did accented versions of letters exist on the Ludlow type caster platform? Or was Ludlow strictly an English language operation? I’m starting on a revival and wondering if I can track down a catalog showing diacritical marks.


  • Florian HardwigFlorian Hardwig Posts: 243
    edited October 2017
    Ludlow was common in Europe, too, certainly in Germany. Their specimens seem to be very much English-centric, though. While some include characters like æœøߣ and even the Danish ⅍, I have yet to find one that shows diacritics. This specimen for Record Gothic has a lone ‘ü’ in the 3rd line of the German-language in-use example. More evidence for Ludlow umlauts.
    Good luck!
  • George ThomasGeorge Thomas Posts: 612
    edited October 2017
    In the specimen book I have, no accents are shown in the font showings. Accented characters could be ordered by number according to a chart in the back of the book. The chart shows them in Cheltenham.
  • Thanks, Jackson.
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