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  Blackletter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blackletter (also known as Gothic script, not to be confused with the Gothic alphabet) was a script used throughout Western Europe from approximately 1150 to 1500.
The term Gothic was first used to describe this script in 15th century Italy, in the midst of the Renaissance, because Renaissance Humanists believed it was a barbaric script (Gothic was a synonym for barbaric).
In the early 20th century, the Sütterlin script was introduced in the schools.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gothic_script   (1950 words)

 Gothic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blackletter typefaces for the Latin alphabet are sometimes referred to as "Gothic script".
The Gothic alphabet is an alphabetic writing system attributed to Wulfila used exclusively for writing the ancient Gothic language.
The Gothic alphabet is encoded in Unicode in the range U+10330–U+1034F.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gothic_alphabet   (318 words)

 Gothic Variations
Textura rotunda refers to a Gothic book hand of less formal grade in which the bases of the letters are finished not with formal feet, but with a simple upward flourish.
From the 12th century onward, smaller and slightly simplified variants of Gothic textura were introduced for the glosses, or commentaries which accompanied the text of many works, and for smaller books such as the miniature Bibles of the 13th century.
At the university of Bologna, the script for textbooks was a variant of rotunda, retaining the roundness of the Italian script but highly abbreviated and packed into tightly spaced lines.
medievalwriting.50megs.com /scripts/history7.htm   (1058 words)

 Blackletter -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Blackletter (also known as Gothic script) was a (A particular orthography or writing system) script used throughout (additional info and facts about Western Europe) Western Europe from approximately 1150 to 1500.
The flletter must not be confused either with the genuinely (additional info and facts about Gothic alphabet) Gothic alphabet or with the (additional info and facts about sans-serif) sans-serif (A specific size and style of type within a type family) typefaces that are also sometimes called Gothic.
Textualis, also known as textura or Gothic bookhand, was the most (additional info and facts about calligraphic) calligraphic form of flletter, and today is the form most associated with "Gothic".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bl/blackletter.htm   (1796 words)

 FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gothic script in all its variations is notable for the narrowness of the individual letters, which can make it extremely difficult to read at times.
Gothic script with words woven and letters angled to form feet, emphasizing the four-sidedness of the letters.
any script which appears to have characteristics of multiple types of script, usually found in the period between formalization of different types of script, or in manuscripts written by scribes who were working in a hand different from that in which they were initially trained.
www.denison.edu /library/archives/ege/faq.html   (1155 words)

 Gothic Revival - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gothic Revival buildings include Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin's Houses of Parliament (1836–65) and Gilbert Scott's St Pancras Station Hotel (1868–74) in London; the Town Hall, Vienna (1872–83), by Friedrich von Schmidt (1825–1891); and Trinity Church, New York (1846), by Richard Upjohn (1802–1878).
During the Victorian period, however, a far better understanding of Gothic forms was achieved, and this resulted in some impressive neo-Gothic architecture, as well as some desecration of genuine Gothic churches in the name of ‘restoration’.
Proponents of ecclesiastical Gothic were usually associated with the Oxford, or Tractarian, Movement.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Gothic+revival   (318 words)

Uncial script began to replace rustic capitals as the main script in use around the fourth or fifth century AD, and by the sixth century the Roman letterforms were relegated mostly to use for headings or titles.
A minuscule script was written between four ruled lines, rather than two, and is easily recognized by the modern eye as having upper and lower case letters; the lower-case letters have prominent ascenders (on letters such as l, b, d, etc.) and descenders (on p, q, and g, for example).
Beneventan, the national script of Italy (or more properly, of the Duchy of Benevento, in the south part of Italy), was practiced between the middle of the eighth century until the thirteenth century, though a few very late (16th century) examples have been found in isolated areas.
members.tripod.com /nicolaa5/articles/pal.html   (2584 words)

 Medieval Manuscripts, 13th to 16th Centuries
Gothic script with three decorated initials; 4-line staff with square notation.
Three-line psalm initial gilt on blue background with white penwork, the body of the letter filled with salmon, with gold and salmon bars extending into the outer margin decorated with blue at the base; verse initials alternating gold with blue penwork and blue with red penwork; red and blue linefillers.
Gothic script with six decorated initials; 5-line staff with later notation.
www.wsulibs.wsu.edu /holland/masc/finders/cg417.htm   (1791 words)

 BabelStone : Keyboard Layouts : Gothic
The Gothic script was devised by Bishop Wulfila (circa 311-383) in order to facilitate his translation of the Bible into the Gothic language spoken by the Visigoths in the area between the Danube and Dniester rivers west of the Black Sea.
The script devised by Bishop Wulfila consists of a mixture of letters that are derived from the Greek, Latin and Runic scripts.
Gothic Letter Names, Rune Names and corresponding Runes are based on R.W.V. Elliot's Runes Table V. Each Gothic letter may also be used to represent a number, as in "𐌾𐌰𐌷 𐌱𐌰𐍂 𐌰𐌹𐌽.𐌻.
www.babelstone.co.uk /Keyboards/Gothic.html   (674 words)

 Manuscript Materials in University of Missouri Special Collections
Cover is a manuscript leaf of a vellum page with nuemes and a Gothic script with red initial letters from about about the same time.
Gothic script with two columns of text and marginal gloss.
Script of comic book without illustrations, but with panels of illustrations numbered and indicated in script.
mulibraries.missouri.edu /specialcollections/manuscript.htm   (2283 words)

 Finding Aid Database: Search Results
Script one is Anglicana, with minor influence from secretary (1r-31r).
Script two is an early form of secretary, with several of the more familiar Anglicana graphs, (long-r, round-e, two-compartment a) (31v-47v).
On the front of the vellum wrapper is the name "John Rigbye barrister, Cliffordes Ynne." Comments: The text is an examination of the confessions of the conspirators in the plot against Queen Elizabeth and the role of Mary Queen of Scots in the conspiracy.
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 Thorfinn's Ductus Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uncial was the main script of the catholic Church from the 4th to the 6th centuries.
The script was devised/found by Abbott Alcuin of York in the eighth century for the Emperor Charlemagne.
The italic scripts of Humanist, Rotunda and Italic were devised in the fifteenth and sixteenth century as a revolt against the dense, and sometimes hard to read gothic.
www.lexicon.net /roylance/ductus.htm   (546 words)

 Browse the Western Manuscript Collection: A (continued)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Written in Spain in the early sixteenth century, the text is in a round gothic hand with square notation.
Written in an angled gothic script with square notation, the leaf is fourteenth-century French in origin.
Written in a round gothic hand with square notation, the leaf is of early fourteenth-century French origin.
www.dartmouth.edu /~speccoll/westmss/westmss_browse_a2.html   (544 words)

 Gothic - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
The Gothic range was introduced with version 3.1 of the Unicode Standard and is located in Plane 1 (the Supplementary Multilingual Plane), which requires the enabling of surrogates in Windows 2000; these characters cannot easily be displayed in earlier versions of Windows.
The Gothic script was devised by Bishop Wulfila in the fourth century A.D. to allow a written version of the Gothic language, and appears to have been based on the Greek alphabet.
The characters that appear in the “Character” columns of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.
www.alanwood.net /unicode/gothic.html   (251 words)

 SimplytheBest Fonts gothic fonts
The Deutsch Gothic font is a display font based upon an old German gothic alphabet.
A gothic font of the 17th Century by Rob Anderson.
This script was used in all manuscripts written in Gothic and found in Europe.
www.simplythebest.net /fonts/gothic_fonts.html   (50 words)

 The Collector's Guild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Script indicates the individual was discharged on, "14.
September 1944", and the script appears to indicate the individual was to be awarded, "578.40 Reichsmark".
Script indicates the brother served as an, "Obergefreiter", in a "Pionier-Batl.", and fell in heavy battle in the East on, "29.
www.germanmilitaria.com /Heer/photos/H13149.html   (906 words)

 Introduction to Gothic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gothic writing is characterised by excess and transgression.
Gothic atmospheric machinery continued to haunt the fiction of such major writers as the Bronte sisters, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
A writing system invented in the 4th century AD by Ulfilas, an Arian bishop for recording the Gothic language; this should not be confused with “Gothic script”, a form of the Latin alphabet.
www.schools.bedfordshire.gov.uk /gothic/intro/finalintro.htm   (564 words)

 Search Results for Gothic - Encyclopædia Britannica
writing system invented in the 4th century AD by Ulfilas, an Arian bishop, for recording the Gothic language; this writing system should not be confused with “Gothic script,” a form of the Latin...
Gothic is the term generally used to denote the style of architecture, sculpture, and painting that developed from the Romanesque during the 12th century and became predominant in Europe by the...
Exhibit featuring the interior designing of a Gothic Revival Church by Richard Upjohn, the British-American architect, the most active exponent in his time of the Gothic Revival style in ecclesiastical architecture, presented by the Library of Congress, based in Washington, D.C. Also provides a brief historical background.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Gothic&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (459 words)

 Gothic (from furniture) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The Gothic alphabet had 27 letters, 19 or 20 of which were derived from Greek uncial script, 5 or 6 modified slightly from Latin, and 2 either borrowed from runic...
In Gothic fiction the reader passes from the reasoned order of the everyday world into a dark region governed by supernatural beings, a region that inspires dread and horror, where decay abounds and death is always at hand.
The slim, attenuated columns of Gothic cathedrals and the pointed arches, trefoils and quatrefoils (three- and four-lobed tracery), cusps and crockets (projecting ornaments), and elegant tracery patterns in windows and other decorations...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-201292   (856 words)

 Scandinavian Calligraphy and Illumination
There are several differences between book script and documentary script, with documentary script being more conservatibe, utilizng features of Merovingian scripts from the Continent and it is not a true cursive.
Documentary script differs from book script by the use of long ascenders and descenders and the looping decoration of minims and abbreviation signs.
In this period documentary script differs from books script by becoming more cursive, i.e., more letters are written continuously without lifting the pen between each letter.
www.vikinganswerlady.com /callig.htm   (2474 words)

 basic gothic letters
Gothic Letters: suite of scripts of the later middle ages, originating in northern France and the low countries in the late 11th century; also refers to the architectural style which developed in the same time and place; originally the language of the Goths.
During twelfth to the sixteenth century Gothic script prevailed, and still has a representation in the characters of the German language.
Script lettering is also a variation manusript which is a variation of Roman.
www.learn2paintsigns.com /basic-gothic-letters.htm   (735 words)

 Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Gothic as a term of stylistic analysis is restricted to
Paradoxically, Gothic is and is not equivalent to medi-
extension of the pejorative connotation of Gothic to
etext.lib.virginia.edu /cgi-local/DHI/dhi.cgi?id=dv2-42   (4111 words)

 Medieval Calligraphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of several derivatives of the early gothic script, Early Gothic Miniscule existed between the 11th and 12th century.
Early gothic was also penned "Littera Moderna," or modern letters.
This script was the most ornate calligraphy ever created.
courses.dce.harvard.edu /~humae105/fall97/twest/earlgo.htm   (59 words)

 DECIPHERING GOTHIC RECORDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DECIPHERING GOTHIC RECORDS was written especially to help with the problems faced by German researchers in deciphering "old German script".
DECIPHERING GOTHIC RECORDS contains the most common Gothic script variations of upper and lower case letters of the German alphabet; symbols used in German records; key words found in birth, marriage and death records; common Gothic and Latin abbreviations; some Latin terms and some common German names.
The alphabetized lists of German words are given in Gothic script, in modern German print and are translated into English.
www.copiertonercopycartridge.com /~fdearden/page2.html   (185 words)

 Sorting the letter ÞORN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Runic script, or Fuþark, is thought by some scholars also to have been derived from the Etruscan, via the Alpine scripts (Lepontic, Rhaetic, and Venetic) which were current between the 3rd and 1st centuries BCE.
The Gothic script was derived by Wulfila from the Greek, with the influence of the Germanic fuþark (already in use by the Goths) and the Latin alphabet.
Nowadays most editions print Gothic with the Latin script, not the Gothic script, though some scholars have argued that this is bad practice: “The extraordinary significance of the alphabet in which the Gothic literary monuments were written was strongly emphasized by the late Herman Hirt: ‘Dreimal sind die Germanen zu einer Schrift gekommen.
www.evertype.com /standards/wynnyogh/thorn.html   (4833 words)

 Queen Victoria Gothic Florin 1852 mdccclii
The gothic design was first used on the beautiful gothic crown of 1847.
After the disaster of the "Godless" issue in 1849, the gothic design was used on the new florin coin.
The obverse inscription appears in gothic style script, in upper and lower case.
www.24carat.co.uk /1852gothicflorin.html   (273 words)

 Basics of a Gothic Font
I have used a number of fonts when etching armour but my favourite is the Gothic script.
Over the years the book was lost and I am sure my interpretation of the Gothic script has drifted away from being exactly proper.
My rendition of the Gothic font when etching often does not look exactly like the ones shown in this essay though it is still based on the same 6 strokes.
www.ageofarmour.com /education/font.html   (549 words)

 Production First Software Encyclopedia of Typography and Electronic Communication : G
The term « gothic » when applied to sans serif is a misnomer.
Sans serif typefaces were erroneously characterized as gothic because of some overall similarities in type color and letterform flow between older sans serif typeface designs and gothic script typeface designs.
gothic script A style based on calligraphic medieval script but without the tips or serifs.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/profirst/g.htm   (2186 words)

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