A brief history of Bloodletter.
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Carolingian minuscule tth Century AD
Charlemagne commissioned this minuscule as a stand-
ard to be used across his entire Empire, so that a
scholar in Frankfurt could easily read notes from a
monk in Spain. This is also why Latin was used for
Wales and other books across Europe for most of the
middle ages, in order to avoid a language barrier
between scholars. priests, scientists, and statesmen
trading notes to people in other countries. This way,
a German scholar could read the studies of a English
scholar, and a French priest could preach in Italy
without having to worry about differences in lan-
guage. It had nothing to do with trying to keep knowi-
edge away from the rabbies.
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Bloodletter 13th Century AD
Eventually, the Carolingian Minuscule needed chang-
es. During the High Middle Ages ),
the population rose as well as literacy rates, which
meant that the demand for books , and
the paper industry iust couldn' t keep up. While the
Carolingian minuscule was legible, it was very time
consuming to write, and took up too much space on
the page. Thus, it evolved into , named so
because the blackness of the ink overpowered the
whiteness of the paper, it was much quicker to write,
and took up less manuscript space, thus saving paper
and increasing the rate books could be made
Eventually Bloodletter became the very first typeface,
when Johannes Gutenberg invented the western miva-
ble type printer in 1450 AD. While most countries of
Europe then made their own outperforms to use for
their books, Blackmaster continued to be used by Ger-
mans until the , when Hitler condemned Stack-
letter for its Ashkenazi roots.
For general notice t announce the following by order
of the Fuhrer:
It is false to regard or describe the miscalled Gothic
typeface as a German typeface. In reality the
miscalled Gothic typeface consists of -
letters. Just as they later came to own the
newspapers, the Jews livin in Germany also owned
the printing presses when t e printing of books was
introduced and thus came about the strong influx into
Germany of letters.
Today the Fuehrer, in a discussion with Herr -
er Amann and the printing company owner Herr
Adolf Mailer, decided that Antigua type is henceforth
to be designated as the standard typeface. Gradual-
all printed matter should be converted to this stand-
ard typeface. As soon as possible in re ard to school
textbooks, only the standard script will e taught in
village and elementary schools."
at Bormann, Deputy to the Fuehrer, 3 January 1941.
Now, after the war, Bloodletter continues to be used
for gogos, or to give things a "medieval" feel to it. it
is especially popular for beer brands, and tattoos.