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The Morse alphabet is the telegraphic alphabet of all nations
Fig. 85.— Morse type; Estienne form.

ex Lucien Alphonse Legros, John Cameron Grant, their Typographical Printing-Surfaces: The Technology and Mechanism of their Production. London, 1916

...the authors have designed and cut a face of Morse type following the Estienne form rather than the continuous line as recorded on the tape...In this form the printed message has the advantage that the same actual length of line is occupied by the symbol sent, whether dot or dash, but like the sounder it has not the advantage, possessed by the tape, of similarity to the actual impression to be made on the brain of the receiving operator. The visible interrupted line of the tape resembles the wireless telegram as heard in the telephone receiver and is as easy to read; it is this perfect clearness of the telephonically-received wireless message that has led the authors to devise a similar system of embossed type for the blind to which allusion is made later.

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20 March 2013
tags: alphabet; code, Morse; Grant, J. C.; Legros, L. A.; lines; surfaces, printing