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Scriptorium, the British Library’s collection of digitized manuscripts is
second to none. Browsing, rather than searching, is rewarded.
5^ Flickr: The Manicule Pool. Available online at: http://www.
flickr.com/groups/manicule/pool/. A collaboratively curated and
absorbing collection of old and new pointing hands.
This book could not have been written without a huge amount of
help from a great many people, and in trying to name them all I
will almost certainly unintentionally omit some. For this I apologize.
I’ve been lucky enough to correspond with a number of people
who have been deeply involved in creating, documenting, and using
the characters in this book. In alphabetical order, Choz Cunningham,
Bob Fleck, Vince Frost, Alan Giles, Josh Greenman, Allan Haley,
Nathan Hoang, Bas Jacobs, Alex Jay, Doug Kerr, Dick Lyon, Harry
McIntosh, Sumit Paul-Choudhury, Richard Polt, Jean Francois Por-
chez, Paul Saenger, Martin Schoyen, William H. Sherman, Kirsty
Tough, and Peter Weil have kept me straight on many points. Last but
not least, Penny Speckter has been amazing: she was the first person
I dared e-mail out of the blue and her initial replies made me realize
that this might all just be possible. Her continued support has been
The photographs, scans, and illustrations in this book come from
a variety of sources. Laura K. Balke, Martin Campbell-Kelly, Stan
Carey, Todd Chatman, Dorothy Clayton, Bob Crotinger, Helen Cum-
ming, Frank Davies, Consuelo W. Dutschke, Jean Gascou, David
Gesswein, Daryl Green, Florian Hardwig, Jonathan Hoefler, Phillip
Hughes, Ruth Ann Jones, David McKitterick, Richard Oram, Guy
Pérard, Romeo Ruz, Rebecca Schalber, Julie Strawson, Cornelia
Tschichold, Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. James Voelkel, Debra White, and
Bob Will have gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping me
organize these images.