1. RepubAnon says:

    Or one could keep a tray of IBM type ball elements handy, with many fonts for many purposes.

    • Dr. Boli says:

      If one consented to the use of an electric typewriter, one could do that. But then one would lose the advantages of a mechanical typewriter. One might as well go further and keep a laptop computer with publishing software and a font editor.

      However, one could choose a Hammond, which is a mechanical typewriter with an interchangeable type cylinder; or a Blickensderfer, which uses an interchangeable typewheel, if one can get used to the DHIATENSOR keyboard layout. Either one of these machines will give you the variety you crave without relying on your local electric company.

  2. Maypo says:

    Will the Hammond play nice Organ tunes while typing?

  3. There is another good use for them. When writing a novel or other fictional form where part of the text consists of letters written from one character to another (such as some of your own works), one might use a standard typeface for the non-epistolary parts and a script typeface for the letters when trying to show that the letter is (in-story) handwritten rather than typed. Or would your editor prefer you just include some sort of notation that the final published work should change fonts?

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