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  • Theobald Stapleton's 1639 catechism was the first Roman Catholic book in Irish to be printed in antiqua, and that it used simplified spellings that did not become standard for another 300 years?

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Question 1: Antiqua typefaces are those designed between about 1470 and 1600, specifically those by Nicolas Jenson and the Aldine roman commissioned by ________ and cut by Francesco Griffo.
AristotlePindarDemosthenesAldus Manutius

Question 2: Antiqua's Germanic opposite is ________, in which the letter forms are broken or fractured.
BlackletterTypographic ligatureCalligraphyLower case







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