Lucida Blackletter

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About Lucida Blackletter Font
Lucida Blackletter is a modern interpretation of an international style of printing types used for vernacular literature in the early days of printing. Lucida Blackletter is not an imitation of any historical font~ but a new rendering of the cursive blackletter style. It has the dark texture~ fractured curves~ and tight fitting typical of the gothic type styles~ but it is more relaxed~ playful and exuberant than the rigid textura blackletter that survives in some legal documents~ newspaper mastheads and the like. First released in 1992~ the Lucida Blackletter font family was designed to bring the international spirit that inspired early typography into the computer age. It can be used wherever a vernacular blackletter is desired for allusive typography. Lucida Blackletter aligns in the heights of lowercase and capitals with other Lucida text fonts~ but its swash ascenders are longer than text ascenders~ so needs additional line spacing of at least 20% of the type size~ to ensure that ascenders and descenders do not collide.