The Tuscan Style

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The Tuscan style typeface, also known as a Tuscan bifurcated or as a fishtailed serif, has an ancient history dating back since the days of the Roman Empire. It was suggested that the bifurcated style was used to suggest the tail of a fish, the fish being an early Christian symbol during the roman times. Furthermore, it is thought that the trifurcated style originated with the Christian scribes who wanted to include the symbol of the trinity in their writing. Later trifurcation was developed as an alternate termination, followed by loops, full fishtails, curls, hooks and other fancy variations. Others still suggested that the Tuscan style has its origin to inscriptional letters designed by Furius Dionysius Philocalus in the mid 4th century.
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