My German is very limited and I have almost no experience with deciphering Blackletter (Gothic script) text. Would it be permissible to post a picture of a passage of Blackletter German text and ask for the translation?
I immediately thought of this question. It is still around and not closed. Does that help us in any way? I don’t think so.
The thing about deciphering blackletter is:
It is not specific to German language. When it was en vogue, blackletter types were used all over Europe. Germany just stuck to them for a longer time.
It is not hard. Grab yourself any free blackletter font from the internet, write the alphabet in both capitals and lowercase letters, print the page and you have your cheat-sheet to look up letters.
The hardest thing may well be to correctly read the ſ (long s). But again, you’re reading; you don’t need to place it. You can remember the nice and easy rule that round s will only occur at the end of a syllable to help you read things correctly — The famous Wachstube anyone? You may occasionally misread ſ as f but you should get the hang of it quickly.
Altogether, I think that a question asking to trans-, trans- … transcode? transcipher? transliterate? blackletter should probably be closed as off-topic because it is not about the language.
Only because a source is written in an ancient typeface such as "Fraktur" (Blackletter), "Sütterlin", "Kurrent", or whatever alone does not make a question on topic. But it would not automatically make it off topic either.
We do however make sure our question is about the German language, i.e. the source we have is actually written in German (which also may include Old High German and Middle High German).
In addition the question should be of general interest. Now this is a rather subjective thing where it is hard to define the scope. It may be intersting to a wide audience to read from ancient books or historically important documents but it may not be of general interest to hear of greetings written on a private postcard we had found.
As we do not expect too many questions of this kind we probably best decide this on an individual basis. If in doubt everybody is welcome to ask in chat before posting.