Tenebra is an example of a combination of the Baroque inscriptional majuscule with decorative calligraphic elements and alchemistic symbols. The widespread forms of the letters allows for the use of the old German manner of writing of the “Umlaut” when, in place of two dots above the letter, there is a reduced E. In our case it is inserted in the open letters.
This concerns only the decorative upper-case letters in the position of the lower case. The upper-case letters of the basic design are a monumental alphabet without any embellishments, having a classic, two-dotted “Umlaut”. Tenebra Shaded and Old Face decorate, but do not refine.