Black letter type should not ever be used in all-caps
>style. The caps letters are so embellished that a word composed of
>them is almost illegible.
Lombardic-style drawn initials do this work right nicely; their uncial
qualities match well the uncial qualities of the blackletter majuscules
they'd replace in a word of all-caps, yet they are clearer than the B-L .
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