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Walter Entenmann

Creator of a free metafont set called Schulschriften (2012). These are historical German school fonts. This package comes with TeX and Latex tools and pre-coded lined pages. There are many fonts, upright and tilted, categorized as follows:

  • SU (font wesu), for Sütterlinschrift. The Prussian Ministry of Education asked Ludwig Sütterlin (1865-1917) in 1911 to develop a school font that would replace the obsolete Kurrentschrift (Kanzleischrift). This script was used in Prussia from 1915 onwards, and in all of Germany from 1935 on. It was banned by the Schrifterlass decree of 1941.
  • DN (font wedn), for Deutsche Normalschrift. Promoted in Germany in 1941 when blackletter was banned by the German government. It was in use in German schools until 1953.
  • LA (font wela), for Lateinische Ausgangsschrift. A new script introduced in German schools in 1953.
  • SAS (font wesas), for Schulausgangsschrift. Introduced in the DDR [i.e., the old East Germany] in 1968, and still in use today in ex-East Germany.
  • VA (font weva), for Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift. Introduced in the BDR [i.e., West Germany] in 1972, based on Lateinischen Ausgangsschrift, but simpler.

Author of Schulschriften---von Sütterlin bis heute. Die TEXnische Komödie, vol. 24 (2012) 4, 12--41.

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file name: Walter Entenmann wedn Deutsche Normalschrift 2012


file name: Walter Entenmann wela Lateinische Ausgangsschrift 2012


file name: Walter Entenmann wesa Schulausgangsschrift 2012


file name: D D R Schulausgangsschrift 1968


file name: Walter Entenmann wesu Suetterlinschrift 2012


file name: Walter Entenmann weva Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift 2012







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