A script that is written in all capital letters, for the most part with all letters the same height, as if between two imaginary lines.
A script that is written in all capital letters, for the most part with all letters the same height, as if between two imaginary lines. A majuscule script has few if any ascenders and descenders. Comparable to upper case letters in typography. The use of majuscule scripts in Western manuscripts usually ends around 600 AD, and are considered part of the Roman System of Scripts. Types of majuscule scripts include Square Capitals and Rustic Capitals. Square Capitals (also called Monumental Capitals) consist of straight lines and angles and are usually seen carved on monuments. Rustic Capitals are Square Capitals adapted for fluid and rapid writing using a pen.
Michelle Brown, A Guide to Western Historical Scripts: From Antiquity to 1600 (Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, c1990), 14-15.