SS-GB (BBC series) title sequence
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Oh dear. I understand it’s not just people who don’t speak German who make these mistakes, either.
(Incidentally, someone I know with a PhD in German history – not a native speaker, but very fluent – says he can barely read blackletter-type handwriting either. I think he used to ask a friend in the office for help with the difficult bits.)
It’s true, decorated blackletter caps can sometimes only be deciphered in context, and the cursive connected Kurrent indeed is on a whole different level. Here’s a question from last year’s quiz at the Berlin Typostammtisch. From the more than 50 participants, the majority of them German native speakers, hardly anyone was able to correctly transcribe the line of Kurrent caps.