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Ralf Herrmann posted a video in Typography Videos
Hello fellow typophiles, I'm hoping you can help name these characters! (And do they have unicode support, I wonder!) The type is from Erhard Ratdolt's Psalterium puerorum (Venice: 1486 or earlier) In the first image, they are evidently (left-right) t u/v x y and z (or yogh?) - but what are the others? Is one a Tironian Ond, or something other? In the second image, there is superscript '9'. An apostrophe contraction, or something other again? I've attached another image (from Ratdolt's 1486 Index characterum diversarum) which shows some of the the letters in a written context.
Just wanted to share this work with you, a LETTERS poster that shows the evolution of the latin alphabet throughout the different stages of history, from those theories that relate it to Egyptian hieroglyphs to its settlement into the Phoenician culture and Greek and Latin decantations. These structures would be radically altered with the appearance of printing press in the middle of the 15th century. Very interested in your feedback. Follow the link to check the project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/561205570/order-poster-series