Dfr in blackletter fonts

Maxim Zhukov
Maxim Zhukov Posts: 74
edited May 2016 in History of Typography
What did the ‘Dfr’ bit stand for in the names of digital blackletter fonts? Was that a reference to a special font layout? Please remind me. Thanks in advance, Maxim


  • Thomas Phinney
    Thomas Phinney Posts: 2,790
    Deutsche Fraktur, had a couple of special ligatures for ch and ck I think.
  • Florian Hardwig
    What Thomas said – sometimes also tz and others. Typically the main difference was having the long s (ſ) as default, and the round s under some unrelated but easily typeable codepoint, like #.