Fraktur

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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.

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

For more details on Fraktur itself, consult Wikipedia.

A small introduction into Fraktur can be found in keine Angst vor Fraktur or Don't be afraid of Fraktur.