Questions tagged [blackletter]

Gebrochene Schrift, Fraktur – Blackletter typefaces such as fraktur, textura or schwabacher and “broken” handwriting such as Offenbacher and Sütterlin.

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Deciphering an handwritten sentence

I'm trying to decipher the following handwritten text. My best guess is: man wird mir immer die Deutung als Automorphismen der formel(?) entstehenden(?) Links(oder Rechts-)Ideale als Richtschnur ...
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Deciphering old handwriting

Is there anyone that can please decipher the following handwriting and give a brief summary in English?
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How to translate this handwritten sentence?

I need help translating this sentence. Sie sehen daß noch nicht alles was den Auszeichnungen herauszulesen vor. My problems here are that I cannot understand the use of "daß" (shouldn't be the ...
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Was the “u with breve” of Kurrent- and Sütterlinschrift ever used in print?

Only recently have I discovered the use of a breve over the lowercase letter u in Kurrentschrift. Every source I've checked says this was a way to distinguish u from n in handwriting. However I've ...
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I need help reading a Prussian passport from 1851

I am trying to understand part of a sentence on a Prussian passport issued in 1851. Some of the words are printed in Fraktur script, and others are written into the passport form in Fraktur longhand. ...
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Why was Fraktur abolished in Germany?

Wikipedia’s take on the topic is roughly this: On January 3, 1941, the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or more precisely Martin Bormann, issued a circular to all public offices which ...
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Gothic script in which letters seem to be all mixed up

This question concerns a text written in what I think is the Gothic script, specifically Lateinische Grammatik by Friederich Ellendt et al., in which letters seem to be used in very strange ways. It ...
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Darf oder soll im Fraktursatz, wenn man neuer Rechtschreibung geschrieben wird, »ſt« getrennt werden?

Es dürfte allgemein bekannt sein, dass bis zur Rechtschreibreform des Jahres 1996 folgender Grundsatz galt: Trenne nie st (denn es tut den beiden weh). Dies betraf unter Anderem Wörter wie ko-sten ...
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Identify text on a tombstone (Gothic type)

I was hoping that someone could translate the lower part of this grave, it belongs to a relative of my grandmother. We have the name and the dates, but the bottom is hard to read, especially because I ...
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What does the word on this Bierstein mean?

A family member of mine has an old bier stein with a word written on the front. I studied German, but I have forgotten too much so I can't read it anymore. Can you tell me what is says, or if it's a ...
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Welche Buchstaben aus gebrochenen Schriften als Aufzählungszeichen in Listen?

Gibt es eine zuverlässige, allgemein anerkannte Quelle zu gebrochenen Schriften im Deutschen (also Fraktur & Co.), die genau beschreibt, welche Buchstaben in einer langen Liste als ...
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Does this 18th-century German quotation include a source?

While researching for a separate question,1 I came across a book published in German in 1778 by the historian D. H. Hering. He records an interesting anecdote about Martin Luther, which was later ...
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On the use of “Ad” + section number in a work of German philosophy from the early 1700's

I am trying to get familiar with a work by German philosopher Christian Wolff. The book is called Vernünftige Gedanken von Gott, der Welt und der Seele des Menschen, auch allen Dingen überhaupt. I ...
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What is the English translation of “Bemerfungen”?

I've tried google and bing translate as well as asking my uncle (a native German speaker, born in Germany). None have a translation, my uncle's response was the word Bemerfungen has me stumped. It ...
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Gelassenheit and ſſ ligature in fraktur

I would like to know if anyone knows how to write Gelassenheit in fraktur letters. I’m wondering about the double s, because, as I read in the internet, it should be a ligatur made of long s. I’m ...
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Who still uses Fraktur?

I am a speaker of German as well as a math student and enthusiast. As one might expect, scripts and notation are very important in math, and much of the notation developed in the German-speaking world....
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Trenne nie st – warum?

In der alten Rechtschreibung bildete die Buchstabenkombination st eine Ausnahme bei der Silbentrennung, da sie nicht getrennt wurde, auch wenn es im Widerspruch zu den sonstigen Trennregeln stand. Man ...
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Erkennung einer alten Handschrift

Ich habe eine Kopie eines Manuskripts aus dem 18 Jahrhundert. Es handelt sich um die Geburtstagskantate für Prinzessin Ulrike einschließlich des Textes. Die Kopie ist nicht besonders gut. Die ...
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Typographische Konvention zum bis-Strich in der Fraktur

Jemand sagte mir, dass der Halbgeviertstrich »–« in der Fraktur nicht verwandt wurde. Wie hat man dann in der Fraktur Bereiche ausgedrückt? Im Antiquasatz verwendet man den Halbgeviertstrich als »bis-...
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When can the Sütterlin be expected to be understood?

To which extent can I expect German-speakers to understand Sütterlinschrift? In which of the following situations would it be fine to use it? Written exam in German Written exam in physics Residence ...
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Umlaute im Fraktursatz

Setzt man im Fraktursatz Umlaute auf Großbuchstaben, oder umschreibt man diese mit Ae o.ä.? Ich habe bei der Verwendung der yfonts in LaTeX festgestellt, dass diese fehlen. Wie ist hier die ...
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Was sind die genauen Regeln zur Benutzung des Buchstabens “ſ”?

Im Fraktursatz gibt es zwei Arten des Buchstabens "s": "s" (das runde s) und "ſ" (das lange s). Das ß ist im Fraktursatz eine Ligatur aus ſ und z. (Also ß = ſz). Im Gegensatz zum Englischen wird ...