A brief history on the origins of letters

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This post originally appeared on the Fontyou blog, and has been adapted with permission. You may know the philosophy of Andy Warhol or the career path of Zinedine Zidane from A to Z. But do you know the origins of the letters on this page? All of our current alphabetic signs have a pictographic (an Egyptian) origin, and took shape over centuries. In this article, we’ll tell you the stories of the 26 Latin alphabet letters that began around 114 A.D. A bit of trivia for you, the letter J didn’t emerge till around around 1400 A.D. Looking at the…



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