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an ordinary upright typeface, neither italic nor bold The text is set in Times Roman.

COMMENT: Roman characters were developed in Italy in the late 15th century, and have become the most widely used of the type styles. It is generally believed that roman characters are easier to read than either italic or bold, possibly because people are more accustomed to roman than to other faces. In the 16th century, italic was just as common as roman for continuous text, and for several centuries black letter type was widely used for all printing, especially in Germany.



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