--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels"

> Athanasius Kircher was one of the most fascinating figures of
>the
> Renaissance.
> Are you sure his examples are typeset and not (see below)
>engraved?
>
> But anyway, he didn't bring printing to India.
>
> > Anyway Diderot and Alembert had fonts for many Indic
scripts in
> > 1750.
>
> No, the illustrations in the Encyclop├ędie are all engravings.

> (My AOS
> paper this year was about them.)

Right, Thanks for clearing that up for me. I looked at Kircher's
here

http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/CHINA/kircher_entry.html

and they are not fonts, actually they look like handwriting.

Anyway Gaur remarks on the early efforts of the Jesuit etc. which
I had heard elsewhere.

Suzanne