hello, i am reviving electra and writing short essay about it for a school project. i noticed how completely different the formal appearance of the special characters is. i discussed this with a colleague and one opinion is that it was a usual practice to just use some default matrices to complete the linotype machine character set. i guess this is the right reason, but it would be great if you could help me with this and make it clearer.
in case the reason is really as stated, was that only linotype thing or was it monotype and letterpress practice as well?
thank you for your replies. ondrej