The British designers Jenny Luigs and Simon Wicker created the font in 1994. Linotype Facsimile is part of the Take Type Library, which features the winners of Linotype's International Digital Type Design Contest. The forms of Linotype Facsimile were constructed for electronic readers, just as the OCR fonts were. The increasing use of computers accompanied the growing number of fonts suitable for electronic reading. The standard has long been set, but designers are always creating new interpretations and new symbols. Typefaces like Facsimile are here to stay and personify the Zeitgeist of the late 20th century. Linotype Facsimile is part of the Linotype Library. Facsimile is a trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
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