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Subject: Re: Germany Adopts Official Font
From: Richard Weltz <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 19 Apr 2004 10:01:12 EDT
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In a message dated 4/19/2004 8:23:14 AM Eastern Standard Time,
[log in to unmask] writes:

>>
Article on new typeface by Gerard Unger adopted by Germany as their official
font:
http://www.atypi.org/news_tool/news_html?newsid=171&from=/10_Visitors/20_news_
from_members
<<

That sounds a little scary. The last time I remember reading of a German
government being involved with official type style designations was the Hitler
decision to mandate a switch from fraktur to roman so that his propaganda
releases could more easily be read by people in other countries.

Or has the German government been "officializing" type styles all along, and
I just haven't been aware of it?

-- Dick

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