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Louis Moyroud, 96, who helped revolutionize the printing process when he co-invented phototypesetting, died Monday at his home in Florida. Mr. Moyroud and Rene Higonnet developed the first phototypesetting machine in the mid-1940s.

Sometimes called "cold type," the machine used the photographic process to generate columns of print without the use of metal, ala the old Linotype machines. Phototypesetting became popular in the 1960s and 70s but was rendered obsolete by personal computers and desktop publishing.

The spiritual chief of Senegal, Serigne Bara Falilou Mbacke, died Wednesday in the Senegalese city of Touba at age 85. Three years ago, he had become the leader of the Mourides, the most powerful Muslim brotherhood in Senegal. He succeeded his grandfather, Serigne Saliou Mbacke.


By Emma Brown  |  July 1, 2010; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Louis Moyroud died, Serigne Bara Falilou Mbacke, cold type, phototypesetting, senegal leader died  
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Comments

Is there a link for the Louis Moyroud obit?

Thank you!

Posted by: rosebudpeas | July 1, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for pointing this out. The link has been added.

Posted by: T. Rees Shapiro | July 2, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

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