Leipzig Fraktur Font

by Peter Wiegel

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Fraktur
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5 font family styles

Bold Bold Style

Leipzig Fraktur Bold
truetype 186 glyphs 191 characters

Heavy ExtraBold Style

Leipzig Fraktur Heavy ExtraBold
truetype 184 glyphs 191 characters

LF Bold Style

Leipzig Fraktur LF Bold
truetype 183 glyphs 187 characters

LF Normal Style

Leipzig Fraktur LF Normal
truetype 183 glyphs 187 characters

Normal Style

Leipzig Fraktur Normal
truetype 233 glyphs 238 characters
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    Robyn Broyles
    RobynBroyles
    4 years ago

    If you want to make it really cool, make it so it's normally the long s, with the regular s appearing only if it's at the end of a word. For short passages, I guess a user could substitute the s glyph from the "LF" versions whenever it appears at the end of a word...

    Peter Wiegel
    peterwiegelexega
    4 years ago

    This would be fine, but is some complicated:
    First, there are much more rules, where thr round s is used in blackletter writing, so in Germany, we do use a lot of composed words, and there, at the border between such a word-combination, also the round s is used. There are also a lot more things, so only s instead of ſ only at the end of the word will be wrong.

    The second thing: To do such a replavement, you have to use smartfont technologies, Unfoutunately there are 3 different: Apple is using AAT, OpenOffice and LibreOffice and a lot of software coming from the open source community is using Graphite (which is hard to implement, because there is no graphical tool to do this) and the major professional designtools, as InDesign or Illustrator is supporting OpenType, but the mass of private used software isn't supporting anything of this.