American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A style of black letter formerly used in German manuscripts and printing.
- 1886 fractur, 1904 fraktur, from German Fraktur, from Latin frāctūra ("breaking n.") < frangere ("to break"), past participle fractus. Compare fracture, fraction. (Wiktionary)
- German, from Latin frāctūra, a breaking (from the curlicues that appear to break up the word); see fracture. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Once choked on a pretzel while attempting to decipher an 18th-century Pennsylvania Dutch fraktur.”
“In Northern Europe, Germany and Britain, printing was first developed with the gothic fraktur style of lettering.”
“Pennsylvania has long been a hotbed for Americana collectors, between Amish quilts, fraktur and all that Pennsylvania German painted furniture.”
“You may notice that some characters are missing (such as capital N fraktur style).”
“You can type in those math characters using Insert → Special Character … in OpenOffice. org as shown below. mathematical alphanumeric symbols (fraktur style) in Plane 1.”
“Then if you held down the Option key, typed 1D40F and released the Option key, you'd see a math fraktur F.”
“PC Word's alt+x Unicode input method is more flexible since it allows you to edit the code, insert higher-plane characters like math italic and fraktur and do the inverse: replace a character by its”
“Features performances by Ephrata Cloister Chorus at 2, 3 and 4 p.m., plus book signing by fraktur artist Ruthanne Hartung and display by potter Christine Tosten-Souders from 1 to 4 p.m.”
“Kathy Lloyd: In this note we compute Leibniz algebra deformations of the three-dimensional Heisenberg Lie algebra [fraktur n] and compare it to its Lie deformations.”
“(mathscr), fraktur (mathfrak) and blackboard (mathbb) fonts, and implemented the translation to Unicode chars: ℱ,,.”
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