|Group 2: Typographic Fonts|
The typographic fonts (12 fonts) have been vectorized using photos, photocopies or scans of historic prints between the 15 th and the 18 th century as templates. They should therefore be relatively authentic. To avoid the reproduction of all kinds of deformation caused by printing and age, the outlines have been "cleaned" in order to show – as far as possible – the designer's intentions.
The models are composed with the actual KPS Fonts.
|1455 Gutenberg B42|
Gothic Textura, incunabula type
Alphabet from the 42 line Gutenberg Bible.
Contains all 390 glyphs of the original plus the usual modern symbols, all together 515 forms.
The ligatures and contextuals are inserted automatically; the discretionary ligature feature offers some Latin abbreviations.
|1458 Gutenberg B36|
Gothic Textura, incunabula type
Alphabet from the 36 line Gutenberg Bible.
Contains all characters of the original and, in addition, the usual modern symbols and accents, in total 445 forms.
The ligatures and contextual forms are inserted automatically; the discretionary ligatures contain Latin abbreviations.
Antiqua Type of the Venetian Printer Nikolaus Jenson
With ligatures and optional long s. Contains an orthography program for the right use of long and final s and its ligatures in the German language.
Incunabula type from the 1483 Koberger Bible (printed in Nuremberg, being the 9 th German Bible)
With automatic ligatures, contextual forms and optional historic abbreviations. The missing characters have been completed after the Schatzbehalter (another book printed by the same editor).
Incunabula bastarda type from the 10 th German Bible, printed in 1485 in Strasburg by Johannes Grüninger.
Contains automatic ligatures and long s-insertion.
|1493 Schedel Rotunda|
Incunabula type from the Latin edition of Hartmann Schedel's World Chronicles, finished printing in June 1493 by Anton Koberger in Nuremberg.
The usual ligatures are automatic; the Latin abbreviations are optional.
First printed italic type dating Venice 1501, used by Aldus Manutius
In addition to the usual ligatures (automatic) and abbreviations (optional), the are numerous experimental character combinations, such as those with accents, in total more than 600 forms.
Fraktur type from Emperor Maximilian's Prayer Book, printed in Augsburg in 1513
The usual ligatures and the long s and its combinations are inserted automatically (for the German language: controlled by an integrated orthography program). Some character variants can be chosen from the table. The Latin abbreviations are optional.
Fraktur type from Emperor Maximilan's private edition of "Gilgengart".
Contains automatic ligatures and orthography control for the use of the s forms (for the German language). The numerals are taken from the Teuerdank.
Fraktur type from Emperor Maximilian's "Teuerdank", printed in Augsburg in 1517.
The ligatures and s forms are inserted automatically, numerous versal alternates can be chosen from the table. Without the decorated forms.
|1518 Neudoerffer Fraktur|
Woodcut Fraktur after Johann Neudörffer the Elder's Calligraphy Book "Fundament", printed in Nuremberg in 1518.
Contains automatic ligatures and contextuals. The s forms and its combinations are controlled by an integrated orthography program (for the German language).
Antiqua alphabet used in 1782 by the printer J. Jacques Thourneysen fils, Basel
Contains automatic ligatures and small capitals. The long s and its combinations come with automatic orthography control (for the German language).