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The history of typography in the OED

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 21, 2010

Over at Bygone Bureau, Nick Martens puts on his palaeotypography hat and plunges into the Oxford English Dictionary to learn about the history of typography.

To beat fat, 1683, “If a Press-man Takes too much Inck with his Balls, he Beats Fat.”