Welcome to the Association for German Script and Language!
The aim of our Association is the conservation and promotion of the German typeface and
script, as well as the preservation of the German language. This site will keep you updated
on our work and give you regular overviews of our publications.
The Association for German Script and Language has turned 60!
The Association for the German Script and Language (BfdS) was originally founded in 1918 under
the name Bund für deutsche Schrift (Association for German Script) and was forced
to dissolve in 1941. Since its reconstitution in 1951 it has continued its work for more than
60 years. Since 1999, the BfdS has been working together with other language associations of
the German-speaking world as part of the German Language Network - People for the Conservation
of the Linguistic Diversity in Europe (′Netzwerk Deutsche Sprache - Bürger für die
Erhaltung der sprachlichen Vielfalt Europas′).
Want to learn more about the BfdS?
So far the main part of this site is only available in German. To contact us, please use the
. We also invite you to visit
our online store
with many publications in or about
the German typeface. Finally, you may download our helpful
, which provides a comparative overview
of the main types of German Script.