A sub-genre of [[blackletter]] scripts. Like all blackletter and humanist scripts, this evolved over the Middle Ages from [[Carolingian miniscules]]. The main characteristic is that of rounded letterforms, or rather curves that are broken os less places than other blackletters. It does not have the strict vertical stress of the [[textura]] style of blackletter.
Rotunda letters, also called Rundgotisch in German, were more popular in Southern Europe as printing was inaugurated, whereas the textura and the [[bastarda]] seemed to dominate Northern Europe.
Popular Rotunda Typefaces