Blackletter

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Blackletter (also known as Gothic script) is an old font style used mostly in the 12th-15th centuries. Modern readers often find it difficult to read. There are many varieties of blackletter, but one example is:

Sample Text

For more on blackletter at DP, see also Proofing blackletter, Fraktur, and Common Fraktur OCR errors.

For more details on blackletter itself, consult Wikipedia.