Re: Font Question
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 6, 2004, 10:05|
Quoting Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>:
> Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> writes:
> > Quoting Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>:
> > > That one font in particular has a German _es-tzet_ ÃÂ that does
> resemble a
> > > ligature of long and short 's', rather than Greek _beta_.
> > Reminds me: I was taught back in school that eszett simply is a ligature
> > long s plus long zed, but various Germans I've met have insisted it's
> either a
> > lig of long s plus short s, or one of h plus short s. I guess the above
> > suggest it's long s short s?
> h + s?? I doubt that has ever been an option...
> 'Strahse'? Guakh. :-)
I do know a guy who's family name is Grahs ...
> Originally, in Fraktur fonts, int is a long s plus z, thus the name,
> as you and Danny noted correctly.
> However, in Latin fonts, it is now a very, very obfuscated glyph
> variant of a long s + short s ligature. I saw books written with a
> more recognisable long s + short s ligature and I liked it a lot.
> Yes, it looks nice.
So, as usual, the answer to a perfectly reasonable binary question is "both".
> > In Berlin, the street signs use a version that looks _alot_ like
> > long s long zed.
> You mean darker blue ones with white letters and in Fraktur font?
> Yes, then it is definitely s + z. :-)
No, these were white with black text, and written in a frakturesque antiqua
font. I should have said "some street signs", not "the ...", of course.