An alphabetic extension of the MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) numerals, designed by Franco Grignani in 1964 and used in his work in 1965. Adopted for photocomposition in 1966 in America. [Grignani]
Available from phototype firms under various names: Gemini (Filmotype), Gemini Computer, Automation (Solotype and Formatt), or Sonic. Showings as Gemini include Typeshop’s 1973 catalog and Filmotype’s c. 1974 catalog. See also Westminster, Computer and Data 70.