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Typesetting Pioneer Derek Kyte Passes Away

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

Derek Kyte (Linotype) passed away this past Saturday at the age of 90.  Derek was the brains behind most of the early Linotype inventions and patents, from the Linotron 505 thru to digital font algorithms. 

Much of the success of Linotype-Paul and Linotype was due to the inventions of Derek - truly one of the great inventors and contributors to the Graphic Arts and Publishing industry.



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