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Rafael Frank

Late nineteenth century, early twentieth century rabbinical scholar, teacher, and typographer, b. Ischenhausen bei Augsburg, 1867, d. Leipzig, 1920. His typeface Frank Rühl (or Frank Ruehl), designed in 1908, and released in final form in 1910, became the main Hebrew typeface of the 20th century. Many Israeli books, newspapers and magazines use Frank Rühl as their main body text typeface. It was published by the C.F. Rühl Schriftgiesserei in Leipzig. Rafael Frank also designed the Hebrew typeface Mirjam (1919, published by Berthold in 1924).

A digital version of Frank Rühl Hebräisch was done by Bitstream in 2002 as Frank Ruehl BT. MasterFont offers Frank Ruhl 1924 MF. In 2016, Yanek Iontef designed the free Google Font Frank Ruhl Libre for Latin in Hebrew. Iontef's extension and modernization has five styles.

For a digital version of Mirjam, see Miriam Libre (2015) by Michal Sahar at Google Fonts.

Author of Über hebräische Typen und Schriftarten (1926, Berlin).

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file name: Rafael Frank Frank Ruehl 1908


file name: Bitstream Frank Ruehl B T 2002 after Rafael Frank 1908


file name: Yanek Iontef Frank Ruhl Libre 2015 2016


file name: Yanek Iontef Frank Ruhl Libre 2014


file name: Frank Ruhl1924 M F 2010b


file name: Frank Ruhl1924 M F 2010


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