Re: Deutsche Schrift and vectors

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Sun Aug 01 1999 - 19:29:58 EDT

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Von: Michael Everson <>
An: Unicode List <>
Gesendet: Dienstag, 6. Juli 1999 11:52
Betreff: Re: Deutsche Schrift and vectors

> Ar 15:51 -0700 1999-07-05, scríobh Otto Stolz:
> >At 04:12 PM 7/2/99 -0700, Markus Kuhn wrote:
> >> Fraktur is practically unknown among the under 40 year old Germans
> >> (including math graduates)
> Nonsense. Half the restaurants in Munich have some or all of their menus
> written in Fraktur.

No nonsense. Half the restautans in Munich (where I live) use some
decorative Fraktur-lookalike fonts. They are in many cases no more Fraktur
than the Pseudo-Greek letters used by some restaurants offering
Greek food are true Greek.
Especially the lowercase k and the uppercase K and A very seldom
show the special Fraktur form which deviates strongly from usual Latin
Moreover, Fraktur has strong rules for using ligatures (e.g. st, ck); you
see these
very seldom. At least, you see sometimes a long s (U+017F), applied
or erroneously (i.e. decorative) - Fraktur has also strong rules where to
write the small s long or round.
As it was said, the art of typesetting Fraktur has died within the last 40

Karl Pentzlin
AC&S Analysis Consulting & Software GmbH
Ganghoferstraße 128
D-81373 München (Munich), Germany

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