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  • Foundry type | Definition and Translations

    The original form of movable type meant for manual typesetting. (In contrast to the fonts made for hot metal typesetting since the end of the 19th century.)


    Dutch: handletter
    French: Caractère fondeur
    German: Handsatzschrift
    Italian: Tipo
    Polish: pracownia zecerska
    Spanish: Tipo móvil

    Related Term(s): Hot metal typesetting

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