"BE" in Akzidenz Grotesk BE and other unknown acronyms

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"BE" in Akzidenz Grotesk BE and other unknown acronyms
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What does "BE" stand for in Akzidenz Grotesk BE, and what's the difference between BE and BQ in the AG Collection?

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"BE" is "Berthold Exklusivs", "BQ" is "Berthold Quality". I think the former were those typefaces once included in Adobe's Font Folio.