Blackletter identification

recoil's picture

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recoil's picture

Hi eveyone

I'm looking for this font.

Thanks in advance

donshottype's picture

There might be a Fraktur with this E but I did not spot it.
Perhaps this is a custom adaptation of one of the classic Frakturs that approximately match your image, except for the E:
Wittenberger Fraktur
http://www.myfonts.com/search/Wittenberger+Fraktur/fonts/
Neue Luthersche Fraktur
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef/neue-luthersche-fraktur/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/efscangraphic/neue-luthersche-fraktur-sb/
Walbaum Fraktur
http://www.myfonts.com/search/Walbaum+Fraktur/fonts/
Justus Fraktur
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef/justus-fraktur/
Don

fvilanakis's picture

There was a font called Moderne Fraktur by FontShop (1999) but I see it's not available anymore.

There is also OPTI Modern Blackletter which looks exactly like the above.
You can see a sample here:
http://luc.devroye.org/Castcraft-OPTI-Modern-Blackletter.gif
but please read more about OPTI fonts legitimacy, before using any of them in a commercial project:
http://typophile.com/node/69064

donshottype's picture

Thanks Fivos. I should have found this. Font Shop 1999 was Dieter Steffmann's font company -- not to be confused with FontShop.
What can we say, pirates stealing from pirates? Who did the original work? We know that Dieter Steffmann's fonts are often "improvements" on existing digital fonts and OPTI's common practice was to pick up the digital work of others and reissue it as an OPTI font. I checked both fonts and Steffmann's is identical to OPTI's except for the addition of a some characters.
I suspect that OPTI Modern Blackletter is one of the relatively few fonts that OPTI independently digitized, rather than pirated.
OPTI is a defunct operation and its fonts are now orphans. I would not risk using it in a commercial application unless unless I was prepared to be the legal test case for orphan fonts.
But that having been said, I like the font as an improvement on classical Fraktur, in that it keeps the features of light weight Fraktur fonts as an attractive lowercase script and revises some of the unreadable upper case letters.
As usual in questionable fonts, no links to downloads.
Don

recoil's picture

Thank you

Yesterday I was looking for it.

The fonts I had found didn't match that "E"

Thank you very much

donshottype's picture

Hi Rafael, I see that you have noted that the match is Moderne Fraktur. In fact this is a pirated version of the original OPTI Modern Blackletter (1990-91).
Don

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