Amount of space that a type designer leaves between characters.
A shallow, compartmentalised wooden box used to store moveable lead type. There are many different variations, but in France, the most widely-used case was the "Parisian case". The size and distribution of the type compartments varies depending on the language in use.
A specialised worker responsible for a setting type (using either a type case or a typesetting machine), correction, layout and imposition. Those working on typesetting machines (Linotype, Monotype, etc.) are referred as operators.
The measure of a character's dimensions, expressed in points. For well-designed characters, different type sizes will have different designs, in order to retain readability.
A worker specialised in casting lead type.
Memorandum drafted in 1643 by Guillaume II Le Bé (son of Guillaume I Le Bé, a type founder and engraver). The memorandum is one of the rare documents that mentions Claude Garamont's career. It mentions that Garamont was apprenticed to Antoine Augereau in 1510, before going to work for Pierre Haultin, Claude Chevallon and finally Chevallon's widow.
Under the Vox-Atypl classification, these are typefaces that represent a transition between the Garaldes, wich were still under the influence of book hands, and the Didones, wich were more rationally and geometrically designed. The most well-known Transitional faces include Bakerville, Fournier and the ubiquitous Times New Roman.
Printed document presenting a representative sample of the typefaces available from a foundry or print shop.
Typed (or printed) document intended to be typeset.