Doug Ewell wrote:
> In a message dated 2001-02-20 04:21:49 Pacific Standard Time,
Funilly, the message I got is stamped 03:36:27 PST...
> KNAPPEN@ALPHA.NTP.SPRINGER.DE writes:
> > A nit to pick: It's the latin alphabet, not roman. Roman is a kind of
> > typeface, contrasting to sans serif aka grotesque.
> True. I have also heard "roman" used to mean the opposite of italic.
Perhaps a direct traduction from the French "romain" which means just that.
(In French, sans serif is normally named "antique", while serif have a number
of names, one of which being "romain", particularly in "Le Romain du Roy",
name of the type designed during the XVIIth c. for the king).
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