Egyptian

A group of roman fonts that have very pronounced serifs, but whose other line thicknesses are generally more or less the same. Typical examples include Rockwell and American Typewriter. Egyptian fonts have been particularly popular as newspaper and typewriter fonts since the first half of the nineteenth century. In addition to the influences of fashion ? the name Egyptian came about in the first half of the nineteenth century and reflected the popularity of everything Egyptian that was prevalent at the time ? the excellent reproduction characteristics of the fonts on poorer quality paper are one of the main reasons for their success.

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