Quote Originally Posted by gainer View Post
There is certainly a version of D-76 that uses 8 g/l each of borax and boric acid as a buffer.
The heavily buffered version is D76d.

You might want to look at the Wellington Borax MQ formula that is said to be the developer D76 is derived from. It;s a clean working, long lasting relatively fine grain developer according to the Pritish Journal of Photography.

Wellington Borax MQ Film Developer

Metol 2.3g
Hydroquinone 2.3g
Sodium Sulphite (cryst) 23g
Borax 23g
Water to 1 litre

Wellington & Ward were a British manufacturer of film, plates, papers etc who were bought by Ilford in the late 1930's.