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Sample of German kurrent handwriting

Was iſt Aufklärung?

Aufklärung iſt der Ausgang des Menſchen
aus ſeiner ſelbſt verſchuldeten Unmündigkeit.
Unmündigkeit iſt das Unvermögen, ſich ſeines
Verſtandes ohne Leitung eines anderen zu
bedienen. Selbſtverſchuldet iſt dieſe
Unmündigkeit, wenn die Urſache derſelben
nicht am Mangel des Verſtandes, ſondern der
Entſchließung und des Mutes liegt, ſich ſeiner
ohne Leitung eines anderen zu bedienen. Sapere
aude! Habe Mut dich deines eigenen Verſtandes
zu bedienen! iſt alſo der Wahlſpruch der
Aufklärung.
...

Imanuel Kant, 1784

Kurrent is an old form of German handwriting based on blackletter. It is known in full as Kurrentschrift, or as Alte Deutsche Schrift. In American English, its name has been seen shortened to Schrift. A well-known, although very late form of it is Sütterlin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1000, 75 KB) Description: example in typeface german Kurrent Source: selfmade image Date: 28. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1000, 75 KB) Description: example in typeface german Kurrent Source: selfmade image Date: 28. ... Blackletter in a Latin Bible of AD 1407, on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. ... Sütterlin example in German The Sütterlinschrift, or Sütterlin for short, is a form of the old German blackletter handwriting (Spitzschrift) that was designed by and named after Ludwig Sütterlin, a German graphical designer and teacher who was commissioned to do so by the Prussian ministry for...


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