Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch

Designed by Rudolf Koch in 1925. Published by Linotype.

Starts at $35 for a single style and is available for:
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.

Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch supports up to 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Irish, Basque, Luxembourgian, and Icelandic in Latin and other scripts.

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Languages

Supports 50 different languages:

  • A
  • Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • Galician
  • German
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malay (Latin)
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Occitan
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Portuguese
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • S
  • Sardinian
  • Shona
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • U
  • Uighur
  • W
  • Walloon
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu
The
Black
Phlegmatics
Standard Ligatures
| flfi
| flfi
Historical Forms
| hist
| hist
Replaces letters with historical variants that may appear anachronistic today. The best-known example is the long form of s.
Superscript
| 167
| 167
Fractions
| 135/167
| 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Ordinals
| 1a2o
| 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Wie dunkler Tannen würziger Harzduft, wie wenn die Amsel weithin durch den Abend ruft, wie des Wiesengrases leichtschwankende Zierlichkeit, herrlichste, deutscheste Schrift, so lieben wir dich seit langer Zeit.
— Rudolf Koch
Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
(
)
*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
Uppercase
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Lowercase
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
Modifiers
ˆ
ˇ
ˉ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
<
=
>
|
~
¬
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
²
³
¹
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
µ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
ı
ł
œ
š
ž
ſ
ƒ
Uppercase
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
Ł
Œ
Š
Ÿ
Ž
Uppercase
Ω
Lowercase
μ
π

Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch™ was designed in 1925 by Rudolf Koch for the Klingspor Bros. Foundry in Offenbach, Germany. Koch, who was chief designer at Klingspor, named the font in honor of the foundry's co-owner. Koch was a remarkable calligrapher, artist, and designer. This face, admired and emulated by blackletter aficionados around the world, is probably the finest existing example of a textura typeface. Textura (also known as blackletter or gothic) is the style of writing developed in Northern Europe in the middle ages. The use of space in blackletter is quite different from what we know about Roman letterforms. The lowercase forms in such writing and typefaces must be evenly textured with black and white elements, like the texture of weaving or fabric. Gothic capital letters can provide either an integration of the even texture (by the use of ornamental forms) or, if they are wide and open and filled with white, they provide bright spots of visual emphasis. Both the caps and the lowercase in Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch are handsome, vigorous, and masterful; and the spacing is almost as good as Gutenberg's. Use this sparkling gothic gem in sizes 14 point or larger for Christmas greetings, certificates, wedding invitations, advertising, or music collateral pieces.

Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch has 1 Style