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(Not) Optima(?)

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Not Optima, Astoria, Zapf Humanist, Syntax –– but what is it? On first glance it's Optima, but it's a tad more narrow, and differs in details (see for eample 'f' 'w' 'W'). This is from a dutch course book with lots of Mecanorma display type, published in 1978. Can anyone ID this text face?
asked by Het Mes Expert (806 points) Dec 5, 2017
edited by Het Mes Dec 5, 2017
Interesting! Could you you post an samples with figures and more caps?

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Solved by Jens on Twitter. This is Theme, a font that was available for the IBM Selectric Composer.

answered by Florian (233 points) Dec 7, 2017
selected by Het Mes Dec 7, 2017
Yes, I noticed. Very happy Jens uncovered the mystery. As for the design, Theme looks like it could  have easily survived the Selectric Composer, had it been released for othe techniques also.
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