Nomenclature for Typographic systems

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Nomenclature for Typographic systems
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In comparison, to lets say Arabic typography, or Japanese typography what do you think is a more appropriate name for typographical systems of the western scripts ?

Do we call it Latin typography ? Western typographical systems ? Typography of English letters etc.?

I am stumped because I cannot find one word which encompass the typography of Latin based scripts.

Your kind comments are solicited.

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Robert Bringhurst in the elements of typographic style
refers styles for Latin Typography.
Western is a keyword that is used for calligraphy most likely

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Hi Richard

Yes, Latin typography is it. As distinct from non-Latin typography (which is usually in the job title of someone consulting on typography for asian or arabic languages – Matthew Carter for example).