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old +‎ style


oldstyle (plural oldstyles)

  1. (typography, often attributive) A traditional style of typeface designed to mimic the handwriting of scribes.
    • 2005, Pete Masterson, Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers
      Books aimed at older and possibly vision impaired readers may have more difficulty with the generally lighter appearing transitional typefaces than they might with an oldstyle typeface.
    • 2014, Timothy Samara, Design Elements, 2nd Edition
      A sentence set in an oldstyle serif and a similar-weight sans serif at the same point size will appear to be two different sizes.