Fournier, Pierre Simon
Fournier, Pierre Simon pyĕr sēmôN´ fo͞ornyā´ [key], 1712–68, Parisian type founder. Fournier devised the first point system for measuring and naming sizes of type in 1737. He designed a number of typefaces and many typographic ornaments. He was the author of Manuel typographique (2 vol., 1764–66).
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