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Thanks for sharing, Flo. I doubt that I ever saw Schneidler on the web before.
This brings back memories — Schneidler brought me to type.
I only learned about Schneidler just now, as it came up when I tried to identify a Jenson-inspired typeface. Interesting that I have never come across its name before, though your comments seem to imply it has significant history to its name.
Stempel’s revised and expanded version saw a fair share of use in Germany in the 1980s and 1990s (none of which is documented on Fonts In Use yet). I don’t know how big the typeface was elsewhere – it was distributed in the U.S. as Bauer Text, and it was continuously available, in metal, for phototypesetting, and in digital form (adopted quite early on). Schneidler (the man) was a highly influential teacher, and his Mediäval is the one text typeface of his that outlived him. Much of his other output largely disappeared with the demise of blackletter, or is confined to a niche, like Legende. There is some renewed interest in his work lately, see Lena Schmidt’s revival of Schneidler-Latein – but nothing as widely visible as Schneidler-Mediäval.