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Vtg Stencil DIN Type A

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The Abandoned Stencil Type

The DIN Schablonenschrift A (Stencil Type A) was once part of the DIN 1451 (Normschriften) standard. The stencil type specimen and a type construction drawing was added in the 1940s. The earliest document we know about this inclusion is from October 1943. Today, this type is no longer part of the DIN 1451 standard. According to Albert-Jan Pool, the type was probably removed before 1980. The typeface was an official standard for stencil lettering in Germany for at least 30 years, from the Third Reich to the time of the Federal Republic.

That's why we have included it into the astype stencil font library.

The Basic font style complies with the original DIN specification and is available as a free font exclusively on our astype fonts website and in the astype FontStore. This will be of particular interest to modelers interested in historical accuracy, as they can use it to create German decals. Please do not redistribute it - the astype fonts EULA remains but the font is free for commercial and non-commercial use.

The commercial font style Regular is adapted to be meet more typographic demands of today. It features a Latin Extended character set as well Cyrillic letters, slightly changed letter proportions, some more legible letters, better spacing and some letter alternates. Its no longer in full line to the old DIN 1451 specs.

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