Reading our new copy of “The Forms of Our Letters”

1 December, 2017

Reading our new copy of Victor Hammer’s little…

Reading our new copy of Victor Hammer’s little booklet “The Forms of Our Letters”, I’m amazed at how easy it is to read text set in the typeface American Uncial. The forms were often distracting, but reading speed was about normal. It’s also remarkable to see his use of the term “non-Latin” from 1955. He is literally speaking of all languages that are not Latin (as opposed to the current usage which refers to other scripts than the Latin alphabet). This may be the earliest use of non-Latin I’ve seen so far tho. Any other leads you have as to the use and evolution of the term non-Latin would be appreciated!

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