Monday, February 01, 2010

Fraktur anyone?

No? Well, unless you are either a typefont buff, or a student of German language history, you may not be familiar with Fraktur, which was the typefont of choice for German in the 19th and a good bit of the 20th century. It came up just today when a librarian at another SUNY mentioned they had some older German language materials if anyone wanted them, and it reminded this blogger of high school German and hearing about the older script. Heh, Frau Glatz, haven't thought of her  in many years!

The history of writing, of scripts and alphabets etc. can be a fascinating thing. If you'd like to learn more try searching in our catalog for writing history.

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