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|21st December 2003||1879 Type face|
By James Garland
Can anyone tell me the name of the Type face used in 1879 in "The Times" or in "The Illustrated London News". I am currently typing up articles from both newspapers but can't find a font to match.
|21st December 2003||Alan Critchley|
it was possibly 'Times' or failing that try 'Bodoni'.
|21st December 2003||Martin Everett|
Newspapers have traditionally 'done their own thing' with regard to type faces and have tended to introduced their own font characterisics - so you may not find a type face that exactly fits. They also tend to change them every 10-15 years to give the publication a fresh look. Also computer printers tend to have available fonts which mostly people currently use - which may not be the ones you are seeking. The best bet is write to the publications concerned and get the details.
|22nd December 2003||Ian Woodason|
James, Season's Greetings!
There is an internet solution to your problem, as long as you have a scanner and can scan in a copy of the text that you want to transcribe, I have used it and can recommend it -
- it will either give you the name of the exact font or the nearest 'computer' one.
All the best,
|22nd December 2003||James Garland|
Thanks for your help everyone. Ian the website you recommended sounds promising. I will visit it and let you know how I get on.
Happy Christmas everyone.