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Re: Bug#427297: ITP: sturmbahnfahrer -- simulated obstacle course for automobiles

Hi Miriam,

"Miriam Ruiz" <little.miry@gmail.com> writes:

> 2007/6/4, Alexander Reelsen <alr@emplify.de>:
>> Hi
>> > On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 12:49 +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
>> >> I'm not really picky about names and would be quite relaxed if the
>> >> official
>> >> homepage http://www.sturmbahnfahrer.com/ would not support the
>> suspicion
>> >> by using a font that at least supports the ill feeling.  So even if I
>> >> don't
>> >> want to spekulate about lawyers opinions - it seems to show at least
>> bad
>> >> taste of the authors.
>> > Isn't this just a standard blackletter font?
>> Apart from that gothic fonts were forbidden by law in 1941 and replaced by
>> latin type of lettering. So the feeling is really nothing more than a
>> feeling in this case.
> I can't believe that... gothic fonts are forbidden in Germany by law!!!???
no, not nowadays. I don't know if such fonts were really forbidden by
written law (whatever that mean for the nazis) at that time. But they
were abolished as 'un-german' around 1940. Nowadays showing nazi
symbols in the public and denying the holocaust is forbidden in
Germany and some other countries.

The german term 'Sturmbahn' as in 'Sturmbahnfahrer' describes a trail
were you have to vanquish some barriers to train your physical
fitness. This is often used in military lingo. But I also know it from
places, where you can train your dog. So a 'Sturmbahnfahrer' is
someone who drives over a 'Sturmbahn'. 

I find the name for the game a little bit awkward, too. It may confuse
people as we can see in this discussion. But after having a glance at
the games homepage I wouldn't see any association with nazis.


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