From: Jim Allan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 18:00:59 EDT
John Hudson posted:
> You may also notice, in Plane 1, a whole set of stylistic variants of the
> Latin alphabet, including italic, script and fraktur (blackletter, also
> sometimes mistakenly called 'Gothic lettering').
And in the same section are a set of Latin Letters in Sans Serif style,
a style that first rose to popularity in the early 19th century, and was
insultingly named "Gothic" by those who found it *barbaric*.
The "Gothic" namestuck and is still used today as part of the name of
many Sans-serif fonts, such as Franklin Gothic.
Another insulting name given to this type style which stuck and is still
used was "Grotesque".
I remember being puzzled when I first encountered fonts of such names
with very normal looking characters.
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