This is a pic I made, because I like to call attention to one of many problems we have in germany caused by our political history.
Blackletter fonts are something like a small taboo in Germany. They are often titled as Nazi fonts.
I don't know!
There is no fact that would justify this!
The first type of Blackletter was printed in 1455 by Gutenberg, used for the "Bible". Since that time the Blackletter fonts were an integrant of many european cultures, and also used in Germany until 1941.
What happened then?
Adolf Hitler himself prohibited at 03.01.1941 via Martin Bormann the using of all Blackletter types at school and all print products. He miscalled them "Jew-letters".
(See a copy of this Prohibition here: [link]
- only german)
Instead he wanted only the latin type letters to be used everywhere, that fonts that are a part of our "modern" life.
After war this prohibition was no longer valid, but noone saw a reason to reinvigorate the old fonts.
It's a great pity, like I think.
It's very straining and always annoying to have to explain over and over again to somebody that you are no nazi, just because you used blackletter fonts for something.
So please think twice.... Thanks!
<Sorry for my bad english!>