I was curious and couldn't immediately find anything on Google or this site. Granted this question might be slightly off topic, but I feel that the people here would probably be able to give a better answer than most places.

When looking through old documents ( ~1910 or so) there is a lot of formatted maths of course, but there was no LaTeX, so I'm wondering how this was done.

Here are some examples of exam papers with typesetting pre-TeX, for some reason there was a 10 year period of monospace.

1961 1962 1972 1973

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    duplicate to this really although another one has more detail on monotype systems tex.stackexchange.com/questions/244082/… – David Carlisle Oct 5 '16 at 17:20
  • @DavidCarlisle ah yes thanks - should I delete this post or wait for it to be closed? For what it's worth the other one didn't appear in a search or whilst I was writing this (maybe I searched poorly though) – baxx Oct 5 '16 at 17:23
  • and this from barbara tex.stackexchange.com/questions/255063/… – David Carlisle Oct 5 '16 at 17:35
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    I really reccomend the above two links. – Peter Wilson Oct 5 '16 at 18:26
  • Yes thankyou they're both what I was after, if you want me to delete let me know – baxx Oct 5 '16 at 18:27