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The German Alphabet

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 English(Latin), then Gothic Handwriting, and 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

  a       b      c      d      e       f       g      h       i      j
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
     k       l       m     n      o      p      q       r        s      s
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
       t       u      v      w      x      y       z
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

Special Letters

     ä       ö      ü      ß
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

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

Special Characters

       Ä     Ö     Ü                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



   1      2      3      4      5       6      7      8       9     10
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