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Fraktur Proofreading Tutorial

Fraktur is a particular kind of blackletter font, used principally for German, but occasionally for Scandinavian languages. Modern readers often find it difficult to read. The alphabet is:

Fraktur alphabet

There are two different forms of the lower case letter 's'. The 'normal' (or 'round') s is used at the end of a syllable, the 'long s' (ſ) elsewhere. The two forms both get proofread as plain 's'.

If you have difficulty identifying letters in fraktur, there is a fraktur tool similar to the Greek Transliterator but using the fraktur alphabet.

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