Practicing neatness with blackletter. Focusing on getting all the letters properly aligned and the same height with good spacing.
Of the three lorem imsum sentences, the first is textualis/textura, the second is the more ornate fraktur, and the third is the curvier rotunda. Fraktur looks a bit messy this small, and I'm not as practiced with rotunda as I am textura.
How much incline do you use? I use a board between the edge of the table and my lap, and whatever range of angles that allows (1 angle, that's it).
I had fantasized buying a full A1, articulated drafting stand. There are some cheap, not so great versions available here. But, the size of my room means I would be permanently barricading myself in with it. :-\
@arefgee https://www.deckleedge.co.za/product/sinoart-drafting-table-glass-top/ I have this - when I'm using it inclined, I guess about 20-30 degrees :)
@welshpixie These are nice. I think they go for the lower 5 figures here.
I had something more barebones, like this 👇 in mind. Eventually, that is.
@welshpixie Yeah probably. But, it's a rented house, with crumbling walls. I'd rather stay off the walls.
The board is working for now.
@Riedler I didn't continue because I ran out of room, but "and for the German language until the 1940s, when Hitler's distaste for the supposedly "Jewish-influenced" script saw it officially discontinued in 1941."
@Riedler He never liked it - the nazi party as a whole were pushing it for a while. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiqua%E2%80%93Fraktur_dispute :)
Do the capitals have a particular style, or is it something the author has freedom to play with?
@mikshaw they do have a style according to the script yeah, but they can be played with within that style
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