Which font was used in Nazi Germany?

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Which font was used in Nazi Germany?

Post by Online_man » 24 Dec 2006 21:44

What kind of font used the nazis ?
I know it's some kind of gothic, but what was spesificly the type ?
I need some information about it.
thanks anyway.

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Post by wk1989 » 24 Dec 2006 22:50

fraktur

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Post by Von Odine » 25 Dec 2006 06:58

Here are some... the above mentioned plus 3 others.... the Sütterlin was popular in the III Reich era... it is cool... but very hard to read. The other two I don't know if the NS actually used, but they have the proper look.
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Post by Von Odine » 25 Dec 2006 08:10

:D
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Post by Ingsoc75 » 25 Dec 2006 16:19

Do you a URL of where to get these or did you have to pay for them?

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Re: the nazis font?

Post by MacX » 30 Dec 2006 17:30

Online_man wrote:What kind of font used the nazis ?
I know it's some kind of gothic, but what was spesificly the type ?
I need some information about it.
thanks anyway.
Actually Nazis used the modern roman/latin font. Fraktur was widely spread in Germany before and then forbidden by Hitler.

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Post by Doggowitz » 31 Dec 2006 15:16

Actually Fraktur was used by Germany (and the Nazis) until 1943 (or was it 1941 ?). It was only then that it was officialy forbidden (Goebbels said that Fraktur is somehow "jewish") and replaced with the Roman/Latin font.

One explanation are the imperialistic intentions of Germany which needed a more international/imperial font.

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Post by vox stellarum » 01 Jan 2007 20:03

Doggowitz wrote:Actually Fraktur was used by Germany (and the Nazis) until 1943 (or was it 1941 ?).
It was January 3, 1941. I'm not sure though.

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What's this font?

Post by I B Piper » 03 Jan 2007 10:22

Hello,

I've seen many different fonts used by the Nazis, but haven't been able to identify this one. It's on a claim chit from the Reichkanzlei in Berlin. Does anyone know what it is, and if there's a source to download it?
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Post by Tobias S. » 05 Jan 2007 21:38

Von Odine wrote:Here are some... the above mentioned plus 3 others.... the Sütterlin was popular in the III Reich era... it is cool... but very hard to read. The other two I don't know if the NS actually used, but they have the proper look.
where can I download this beautiful font?

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Post by Von Odine » 05 Jan 2007 22:09

Tobias S. wrote: where can I download this beautiful font?
Just do a Google seach for "free font (name of font) download"... I got them that way 5 years or so ago

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Post by Tobias S. » 06 Jan 2007 17:42

thank you sir

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Post by faf_476 » 07 Jan 2007 09:48

German scribbles are so hard to read!

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Post by Pz_Soldat » 06 Feb 2007 07:05

Yes they are quite hard to read.

When the Germans had conquered much of Europe, they found that commands in the local language could not be understood when written in Sütterlin, so, in 1941, like all blackletter typefaces, it was suddenly banned from use. Despite this, several élite units of the Waffen SS and Wehrmacht wore cufftitles embroidered in the Sütterlin script.

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