Buy Alte Schwabacher online as a download
Buying Alte Schwabacher online: Fonts and webfonts as downloads
Find the Alte Schwabacher in the URW++ font shop as well as many other typefaces, fonts and webfonts to spice up your layouts and designs. Sans or serif, modern or classical, simple or script fonts: All URW++ fonts, such as the Alte Schwabacher are professionally produced and can be put to many uses. Prices generally include several font styles, characters, special characters and accented characters. We also offer fonts as packages so you can buy several fonts as an online download at special prices!
Alte Schwabacher with web license: Webfonts for user interface design
Webfonts are an essential part of modern user interface design. Fonts with a web license are optimised for digital applications. Such webfonts have the same appearance in all standard browsers while also being scalable – a major benefit in responsive websites. As for classical and system fonts, the choice of fonts under a web license is enormous. The URW++ webfont shop offers you a large selection of typefaces and fonts for download including Alte Schwabacher. Many font types come with a web license for use as a webfont.
Schwabacher was the predominantly used typeface in Germany from about 1470 until about 1530. Schwabacher has round character forms other than Textura or Fraktur. It spread rapidly through the popular poems by Hans Sachs but even more through the Reformation. All works by Luther and other reformers were printed in Schwabacher. Gutenberg still used Black Letter handwritings (Textura) for his printings, but these styles were replaced by the Schwabacher typeface under the influence of the renaissance towards the end of the 15th century. Reportedly, Schwabacher was first used by Johannes Bämler for an incunabulum in 1472.
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