Re: Vindication in syndication (sharp s)

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Tue Nov 24 1998 - 14:12:47 EST

Am 1998-11-24 um 9:34 hat John Cowan geschrieben:
> What about interspersing s p a c e s into the emphasized word? Is
> that still done? When I learned to type German manuscripts,
> I was told to use this convention.

This was the only way of emphazising in Fraktur script (black letter, Gothic

Even after the official ban of the Fraktur (in 1942), speced typing was
common in some circels (particularly amongst lawyers), with fixed-pitch
typewriters. It is virtually never used with proportional fonts, in modern
text processing.

Best wishes,
   Otto Stolz

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