black letter

black letter

  1. (typography) A Northern European style of type, with contrasting thick-and-thin, angular strokes forming upright letterforms, and usually set with a dark typographic colour on the page.
  2. Text set in black-letter type.
  3. (legal) The basic standard elements for a particular field of law, which are generally known and free from doubt or dispute.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: Fraktur
  • German: Bruchschrift, gebrochene Schrift, Fraktur, gotische Schrift
  • German: Frakturtext

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