Some time ago I bought a very old document from the 1920's on a second hand fair. I instantly fell in love with the used typeface and descided to scan it and make a font out of it. Intentionally I just wanted to use it as an excercise for future fonts, but meanwhile I've really put my teath in it.
In the attached PDF you'll find the original text from the document. This contains words with the 'normal' s and the old German 'long s'. My German is quite good, but I my backwords compatibility goes only back to 1995. So I don't know how the long s is originally used in German text. I couldn't find any structural grammar-rules in the text, because both s-forms are used in the same word. Sometimes only the normal s is used and not the long s.
I want to make an OpenType Pro font that takes care of the historical grammar-issues when you activate the feature. Besides that it will be packed with cool ligatures that I'm going to make next.
Does anyone have reference material, or can give me an insight in the 'long s'-fenomenia?
PS: The name is just a working title, so if anyone has a cool name for it... please feel free to suggest it here.