FRAKTUR- The word derives from the past participle fractus (“broken”) of Latin frangere (“to break”); the same root as the English word ‘fracture’. This old style of calligraphy features letters that are broken up– containing many angles.
Although it’s a Latin typeface, it is often called “German Alphabet.”
Similarly, the term “Fraktur” or “Gothic” is sometimes applied to all of the blackletter typefaces It was commonly used in German-speaking countries during the early 20th century. Today, it’s used for decorative purposes–on mastheads of some German newspapers, for pub signs….