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UnifrakturMaguntia, a Unicode Fraktur Font

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Download and Inſtallation

The lateſt releaſe of UnifrakturMaguntia is UnifrakturMaguntia.2013-08-21.zip (for other releaſes, browſe http://sourceforge.net/projects/unifraktur/files/fonts/).

For inſtallation, doubleclick the TTF file that is included in the ZIP archive, and your OS ſhould aſk you whether you want to inſtall the font.

@font-face embedding

Since this font is available at UnifrakturMaguntia Font Family – Google Web Fonts, you can eaſily embed it on your internet ſite.

The ſafeſt way to embed the font is by placing the following line of code at the beginning of the <head> tag of your HTML code:

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=UnifrakturMaguntia' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

After that, you may uſe the font name UnifrakturMaguntia in ſubſequent CSS definitions, for inſtance like this:

p {
  font-family: UnifrakturMaguntia;
}

Or like that:

<p style="font-family: UnifrakturMaguntia">Your text</p>

About the Font

UnifrakturMaguntia is baſed on Peter Wiegel’s font Berthold Mainzer Fraktur. The main differences from Peter Wiegel’s font are the following:

Build Information

This font has been edited with FontForge, the free outline font editor.

Compariſon of different verſions

Verſion Sample phraſe
2013-08-21 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2012-10-19 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2012-10-19 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2012-10-17 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2012-10-17 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2012-07-26 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2012-07-21 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2012-02-11 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2010-11-24* ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2010-11-24 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2010-08-17 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2010-07-21 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone
2010-06-19 ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone – ſit‍zt falſche Zeit‌zone

* Google Font API distribution.

† Built with ttfautohint.

Here is what the ſample phraſe ſhould look like. It is a ſcreenſhot from Firefox 15.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.5.8:

UnifrakturMaguntia ſample phraſe ſcreenſhot

The ſample phraſe uſes the following code:

ſit&zwj;zt falſche Zeit&zwnj;zone

This allows the teſting of ſeveral features:

Features

This is an overview of the OpenType Layout features that are implemented in UnifrakturMaguntia 2013-08-21 (this may change in future releaſes!).

Feature Sample Code
CSS XeLaTeX
Modern forms AkxyAkxy "ss01" StylisticSet=1
Historic u and v Und bevorUnd bevor "ss02" StylisticSet=2
Historic i and j Ist bejahtIst bejaht "ss03" StylisticSet=3
Modern k kannkann "cv01" CharacterVariant=1
Modern x AxtAxt "cv02" CharacterVariant=2
Other modern x (2) AxtAxt "cv02" 2 CharacterVariant=2:1
Modern y MythenMythen "cv03" CharacterVariant=3
Modern A ArtArt "cv04" 2 CharacterVariant=4:1
Modern G GlanzGlanz "cv05" CharacterVariant=5
Modern K KohlKohl "cv06" CharacterVariant=6
Modern N NachtNacht "cv07" CharacterVariant=7
Long ſ schönstesschönstes "cv11" CharacterVariant=11
Round r errorerror "cv12" CharacterVariant=12
I → J IgelIgel "cv13" CharacterVariant=13
ÄÖÜ → AeOeUe ÄrgerÄrger "cv14" CharacterVariant=14
Diaeresis → small e above ſchön Übenſchön Üben "cv15" CharacterVariant=15
šśŝṡs̈ → with tail šśŝṡs̈šśŝṡs̈ "cv16" CharacterVariant=16
šśŝ → with ſ šśŝšśŝ "cv17" CharacterVariant=17
Other ďť ďťďť "cv18" CharacterVariant=18
Wide – "cv19" CharacterVariant=19
Alternative ś śś "cv21" CharacterVariant=21
śś "cv21" 2 CharacterVariant=21:1
Alternative ŝ ŝŝ "cv22" CharacterVariant=22
ŝŝ "cv22" 2 CharacterVariant=22:1
Alternative š šš "cv23" CharacterVariant=23
šš "cv23" 2 CharacterVariant=23:1
šš "cv23" 3 CharacterVariant=23:2
šš "cv23" 4 CharacterVariant=23:3
šš "cv23" 5 CharacterVariant=23:4
Alternative ṡ "cv24" CharacterVariant=24
Alternative s̈ "cv25" CharacterVariant=25
Alternative ď ďď "cv26" CharacterVariant=26
Alternative ť ťť "cv27" CharacterVariant=27
Stroke ligature (on ll and ſſ) łł ẜẜłł ẜẜ "cv28" CharacterVariant=28
Historic etc. etc.etc. "hlig" Ligatures=Historic
mm and nn abbreviation mm nnmm nn "dlig" Ligatures=Rare
Monospaced numbers 1234512345 "tnum" Numbers=Monospaced
Uppercase numbers 1234512345 "lnum" Numbers=Uppercase
Common ligatures** hat‌tehatte "liga" Ligatures=Common
Required ligatures** Schat‌zSchatz "ccmp" (always on)
No common ligatures hattehatte "liga" off Ligatures=NoCommon

** Theſe features ſhould be activated by default. Their explicit activation ſhould (theoretically) not be required.

A CSS ſetting – for inſtance for the long ſ – may look as follows:

-moz-font-feature-settings: "cv01";
-webkit-font-feature-settings: "cv01";
-ms-font-feature-settings: "cv01";
font-feature-settings: "cv01";

Setting the features in XeLaTeX requires the package fontspec. One poſſibility of ſetting the features may be ſeen in the file UnifrakturMaguntia-features.tex.

The exact configuration of the features may be ſubject to changes in future verſions of the font.