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The first movable type, developed by Gutenberg, which mimicked contemporary manuscript handwriting.

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Bastarda (7)
Berthold Alte Schwabacher BQ
A family of blackletter type, called Schwabacher in German, based on cursive writing. It is typified by an 'o' which is pointed at the top and bottom.

Fraktur (19)
Fraktur
The most common type of blackletter type still used in Germany, characterised by a D-shaped 'o'.

Rotunda (7)
Cresci Rotunda
The Italian version of Textura blackletter type, called Rundgotisch in German, typified by a smooth circular 'o'.

Textura (34)
Old English
An angular family of blackletter type, called Gotisch in German, characterised by a hexagonal 'o'. Also called Old English.

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Textura
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