[XeTeX] German Fraktur Unicode

Benct Philip Jonsson bpj at melroch.se
Sat Aug 8 11:11:52 CEST 2009

Looking for a smart/Unicode Fraktur font
I found an old message from Gerrit Sangel
in the archives (from before my time):


> I modified the “Breitkopf Fraktur” from Dieter Steffmann (www.steffmann.de) to 
> have Opentype-Features, such as automatic ligatures, correct code points and 
> so on.
> It’s now licensed under the GPL, so I can send it to you.
> In this font, the long s is really on the correct Unicode code point (ſ), and 
> the ligatures will be done automatically using Opentype. If you don’t want to 
> create a ligature, you have to set a Zero Width Non Joiner in between.

Is this font available publicly anywhere,
or if Gerrit reads this, perhaps he's willing
to send it to me?

(Thought: would it be possible to set up a
repository of free or suitably licenced fonts?)

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
  "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
  à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
  ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
  c'est qu'elles meurent."           (Victor Hugo)

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