May I draw your attention to the qualifiers in my statements such as “I sometimes wonder” or “all typefaces in commercial use”? In my reading, the history is quite clear: it was the discovery of the Rosetta stone that lead to public use of sans serif typefaces, and the initial resistance is reflected by the use of the term “gothic” or “grotesque” to describe sans serif typefaces, which remains in usage. I would be most interested to see evidence of a “diversity of type-faces” without serifs pre-18th century.

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