One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of roman typeface first introduced in the 18th century.
- ‘I love these Caslon headings, even if the Flash replacement making them work is being a bit fiddly, I only wish I could find a readable body serif for the web that actually had some typographical merit.’
- ‘Type was the next consideration and as hand setting was to be the method, Bob settled on Monotype Caslon for basic text in the two available trade-set sizes, 12-point and 11-point.’
- ‘They excavated an assortment of typefaces, including Caslon, Scotch Roman and several different sans serif faces.’
- ‘Requiring everyone to write in a specific ‘hand’ seems on par with requiring all printed body copy to be set in Helvetica, or Caslon, or any other typeface.’
Mid 19th century: named after William Caslon (1692–1766), English type founder.
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