Brain-fart on my part. Do disregard. As for the rest, I stand by my position that movable type is an obvious enough invention that the Romans would have developed it if they'd felt the need and that that need outweighed the inefficiencies of movable type. -- Paul ________________________________ From: R A Brown <[log in to unmask]> Paul Hartzer wrote: > in wedge-based writing > systems (such as cuneiform and Latin), Latin, wedge based? I don't understand.