Fraktur fonts

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Mon Sep 30 2002 - 11:18:30 EDT

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    Dear Unicoder,

    do you know of any reasonable Fraktur (aka. blackletter) font,
    preferably shareware or freeware? By "reasonable", I mean the
    following minimum requirements:
    - encoding complies with Unicode,
    - font conprises most of Latin-1 (at the very least letters a-z, A-Z,
       the umlauts äÄöÖüÜ, the Sharp S (ß), the digits and the punctuation
    - contains LONG S in its proper place (U+017F),
    - contains low-9, and high-6, quotation marks (U+201E, U+201C, U+201A,
       and U+2019),
    - contains the mandatory ligatures ch, ck, ff, fi, fl, ft, ll, ſch, ſi,
       ſſ, ſt, ß and tz, and handles them automatically.

    Nice to have:
    - has a double-hyphen (akin to "=") for U+2010, U+2011, and 00AD.

    So far, I have not yet seen a reasonable Fraktur font. My recent note to
    Waldenfont (cc: Unicode-List) is meant as an attempt to find one.

    Best wishes,
       Otto Stolz

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