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Die Entwicklung unserer Schrift [Peter Doerling]

Peter Doerling's visual overview of the styles of writing in Germany, for books, official documents (Urkunden) and in letters. For books, he takes us here:

  • 200-300: Roman capitals.
  • 300-500: Quadrata.
  • 500 on: Uncial.
  • 900 on: Karolingian minuscules.
  • 1200 on: Gothic minuscules.
  • Textura.
  • 1400 on: Rotunda.
  • 1500 on: Schwabacher.
  • 1600 on: Fraktur.
  • 1500 on: Humanistic style.
  • 1570 on: Antiqua.
  • 1900 on: Grotesk, Egyptian. [Note that he omits the modern style.]
  • 1960 on: Helvetica. (???)
For official documents:
  • 200-300: Roman capitals.
  • 400-600: Rustica.
  • 500 on: Half Uncial.
  • 900 on: Karolingian minuscules.
  • 1500 on: Notula.
  • 1600 on: Canzlei (Cantzley, Kanzlei).
  • 1600 on: Humanistic Canzlei
  • 1875: Ronde, Rondo, Rundschrift.
  • 1915: Jugendstil.
  • 1930: Tannenberg.
For letters:
  • 200-300: Roman capitals.
  • 400 on: Young Roman cursive.
  • 900 on: Karolingian minuscules.
  • 1300 on: Cursive.
  • 1600 on: Cancellaresca [refined formal script].
  • 1600 on: Kurrente.
  • 1600 on: Humanistic cursive.
  • 1800 on: deutsche Schreibschrift.
  • 1800 on: Lateinische (Latin) Schreibschrift.
  • 1930: Tannenberg.

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