THE ALPHABET

THE GERMAN ALPHABET

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The German alphabet consists of 26 letters plus four special characters. The first 26 letters are exactly the same as the English alphabet, although x and y are rarely used. The four special characters are ß (called Eszett or Sharp S) and the umlauted vowels äö, and ü.

It should also be noted that until recently, the lowercase letter s had two different forms depending on its environment. These forms are shown in the first chart below.

The charts below display all the letters of the German alphabet, lowercase and uppercase, and the numbers 1 to 10. Each letter is shown first in Gothic Handwriting, then in Gothic Typeface, or Fraktur. To view examples and an in-depth description of any letter or number, move your mouse cursor over it and click.





lowercase letters


Handwritten, Lowercase A  Handwritten, Lowercase B  Handwritten, Lowercase C  Handwritten, Lowercase D  Handwritten, Lowercase E  Handwritten, Lowercase F  Handwritten, Lowercase G  Handwritten, Lowercase H  Handwritten, Lowercase I  Handwritten, Lowercase J
Typeface, Lowercase A  Typeface, Lowercase B  Typeface, Lowercase C  Typeface, Lowercase D  Typeface, Lowercase E  Typeface, Lowercase F  Typeface, Lowercase G  Typeface, Lowercase H  Typeface, Lowercase I  Typeface, Lowercase J
Handwritten, Lowercase K  Handwritten, Lowercase L  Handwritten, Lowercase M  Handwritten, Lowercase N  Handwritten, Lowercase O  Handwritten, Lowercase P  Handwritten, Lowercase Q  Handwritten, Lowercase R  Handwritten, Lowercase S  Handwritten, Ending S
Typeface, Lowercase K  Typeface, Lowercase L  Typeface, Lowercase M  Typeface, Lowercase N  Typeface, Lowercase O  Typeface, Lowercase P  Typeface, Lowercase Q  Typeface, Lowercase R  Typeface, Lowercase S  Typeface, Ending S
Handwritten, Lowercase T  Handwritten, Lowercase U  Handwritten, Lowercase V  Handwritten, Lowercase W  Handwritten, Lowercase X  Handwritten, Lowercase Y  Handwritten, Lowercase Z
Typeface, Lowercase T  Typeface, Lowercase U  Typeface, Lowercase V  Typeface, Lowercase W  Typeface, Lowercase X  Typeface, Lowercase Y  Typeface, Lowercase Z
Handwritten, Lowercase AE  Handwritten, Lowercase OE  Handwritten, Lowercase UE  Handwritten, Lowercase SZ
Typeface, Lowercase AE  Typeface, Lowercase OE  Typeface, Lowercase UE  Typeface, Lowercase SZ


uppercase letters


Handwritten, Uppercase A  Handwritten, Uppercase B  Handwritten, Uppercase C  Handwritten, Uppercase D  Handwritten, Uppercase E  Handwritten, Uppercase F  Handwritten, Uppercase G  Handwritten, Uppercase H  Handwritten, Uppercase I  Handwritten, Uppercase J
Typeface, Uppercase A  Typeface, Uppercase B  Typeface, Uppercase C  Typeface, Uppercase D  Typeface, Uppercase E  Typeface, Uppercase F  Typeface, Uppercase G  Typeface, Uppercase H  Typeface, Uppercase I  Typeface, Uppercase J
Handwritten, Uppercase K  Handwritten, Uppercase L  Handwritten, Uppercase M  Handwritten, Uppercase N  Handwritten, Uppercase O  Handwritten, Uppercase P  Handwritten, Uppercase Q  Handwritten, Uppercase R  Handwritten, Uppercase S  Handwritten, Uppercase T
Typeface, Uppercase K  Typeface, Uppercase L  Typeface, Uppercase M  Typeface, Uppercase N  Typeface, Uppercase O  Typeface, Uppercase P  Typeface, Uppercase Q  Typeface, Uppercase R  Typeface, Uppercase S  Typeface, Uppercase T
Handwritten, Uppercase U  Handwritten, Uppercase V  Handwritten, Uppercase W  Handwritten, Uppercase X  Handwritten, Uppercase Y  Handwritten, Uppercase Z  Handwritten, Uppercase AE  Handwritten, Uppercase OE  Handwritten, Uppercase UE
Typeface, Uppercase U  Typeface, Uppercase V  Typeface, Uppercase W  Typeface, Uppercase X  Typeface, Uppercase Y  Typeface, Uppercase Z  Typeface, Uppercase AE  Typeface, Uppercase OE  Typeface, Uppercase UE


numbers


Handwritten 1  Handwritten 2  Handwritten 3  Handwritten 4  Handwritten 5  Handwritten 6  Handwritten 7  Handwritten 8  Handwritten 9  Handwritten 10
Typeface 1  Typeface 2  Typeface 3  Typeface 4  Typeface 5  Typeface 6  Typeface 7  Typeface 8  Typeface 9  Typeface 10