Ian Schaefer 

Typecount: an aid to the letterpress printer

Have you ever wanted to typeset and print a passage of text in a particular face, but knew you had only a limited quantity of the type? Or, have you wondered if a single 12A 25a font would be enough type to finish composing a small job?

Typecount counts the characters in a passage of text; at your discretion, Typecount will consider ligatures, dipthongs, quaint characters, or any other characters that you designate as a single piece of type. Typecount will also consider any string of characters that you designate in the “Additional Combinations” textbox. For example, I have an ample supple of Qu ligatures in my case of 14-point Monotype Garamond 156, so I would include it in my query.

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