[XeTeX] German Fraktur Unicode

John Was john.was at ntlworld.com
Sat Aug 8 11:23:11 CEST 2009

I see that it's commercially available (cheaply) at www.fontshop.com  - some 
quite good fancy stuff for papyrological editions etc. in the character set!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Benct Philip Jonsson" <bpj at melroch.se>
To: <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 10:11 AM
Subject: [XeTeX] German Fraktur Unicode

> Looking for a smart/Unicode Fraktur font
> I found an old message from Gerrit Sangel
> in the archives (from before my time):
> <http://www.tug.org/pipermail/xetex/2008-July/010261.html>
>> 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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