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The Asso­ci­a­tion for German Script and Language

The aim of our Asso­ci­a­tion is the con­ser­va­tion and promotion of the German typeface and script, as well as the preser­va­tion of the German language. This site will keep you updated on our work and give you regular overviews of our publications.

The Asso­ci­a­tion for German Script and Language has turned 100!

The Asso­ci­a­tion for the German Script and Language (BfdS) was orig­i­nally founded in 1918 under the name „Bund für deutsche Schrift” (Asso­ci­a­tion for German Script) and was forced to dissolve in 1941. Since its recon­sti­tu­tion in 1951 it has continued its work for more than 60 years.

Since 1999, the BfdS has been working together with other language asso­ci­a­tions of the German-speaking world as part of the German Language Network – People for the Con­ser­va­tion of the Lin­guis­tic Diversity in Europe (′Netzwerk Deutsche Sprache – Bürger für die Erhaltung der sprach­lichen Vielfalt Europas′).

Want to learn more about the BfdS?

So far the main part of this site is only available in German. To contact us, please use the contact form.

We also invite you to visit our online store with many pub­li­ca­tions in or about the German typeface.

Finally, you may download our helpful script table, which provides a com­par­a­tive overview of the main types of German Script.