Is there any way to use fraktur font styles in text mode? I cannot enter math and do
\mathfrak because then spaces are eaten up by LaTeX.
You have available some beautiful fonts designed by Yiannis Haralambous (these can be used also with XeLaTeX, but unfortunately they don't accept Unicode input for accented letters).
(Notice how the "round s" is obtained. Thanks to @Christian for noticing it.)
You find a description of the fonts in this article in TUGboat
It is of note that the package also provides initials.
This was produced by this code, notice the change between long and round s:
The UniFraktur project is rather nice.
A quote from the page Fraktur letterſpacing:
is taken from that page.
A contrived example:
The project has a forum, and one post recommends the lines
The difference can be illustrated with this example:
It is important to note the effect of the
With XeLaTeX you could use a special fraktur font (maybe http://www.fontspace.com/george-williams/fractur). Use for example:
It is certainly possible to only apply such a font to specific part of the document, but I did not need that before.