What is the Albrecht Fraktur font?
In his 1538 book on measurement, Albrecht Dürer gave clear descriptions and drawings about the proportions of the letters in both Roman and ‘fraktur’ alphabets (from Latin ‘fractura’, meaning that it’s broken up with lots of different angles rather than smooth curves). Here is the fraktur alphabet as a font completed for use today, with a few characters modernised and some gaps filled. More…
Of course there are countless examples of fraktur fonts already circulating, and indeed one foundry even has another version of this particular one; but we have different approaches to some of the questions raised, we have aimed at a more even tracking (horizontal spacing), and the 260 glyphs in our version include accents and other diacritics, and the modern symbols which Dürer would surely have embraced if he had had access to the internet.
Albrecht Fraktur Font families
The Albrecht Fraktur includes the following font families:
- Albrecht Fraktur
Albrecht Fraktur Preview
Here is a preview of how Albrecht Fraktur will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.