Handschrift - handwriting

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
61 views

Is there a service to help transcribe Kurrentschrift into Latin script?

I have several documents that I need transcribed from Kurrentschrift into modern German script (really just a text file, notepad would be perfect). Some examples of the documents I'm looking to have ...
10
votes
3answers
604 views

Is there a proper name for “old German” script?

Is there a name for “old German handwriting” besides just calling it old? I’m referring to the German script written pre-world war II, it was the Nazis who scrapped it in the late 30s. My ...
10
votes
8answers
9k views

How different is German handwriting from American's?

Here is a bulleted list of my specific questions in case you want to save time not reading what gave rise to them: Do German people use cursive writing often? Is it necessary for me to learn how to ...
6
votes
3answers
626 views

How should an Umlaut be written?

This sounds like a silly question, but our teacher said it should be 2) in the image below: She said 1) is wrong! I almost fell off my chair. I've never seen it printed with the strokes. Not in ...
3
votes
1answer
329 views

How can I find out what is written on an image of the Spiezer chronicle?

The following is a drawing of the Spiezer chronicle from the 15th Century showing John Hoss being burnt alive, I want to include it in my research about Protestantism. While preparing a ...
8
votes
1answer
252 views

Read old handwritten Text

A few months ago I bought an old book, it was printed in ~1801 and it has a name entry (?) at the first page. Anybody can fully read that? I personally cannot. What I think: ... ... Auktion im ...
8
votes
2answers
296 views

Erkennung einer alten Handschrift

Ich habe eine Kopie eines Manuskripts aus dem 18 Jahrhundert. Es handelt sich um die Geburtstagskantate für Prinzessin Ulrike einschließlich des Textes. Die Kopie ist nicht besonders gut. Die ...
19
votes
4answers
8k views

How to write an “ß”?

What is the proper way to write an Eszett on paper with a pen? In English we are told to start letters at the top, but the ß only has ends at the bottom, so what is the proper way to draw the letter?
13
votes
5answers
529 views

When can the Sütterlin be expected to be understood?

To which extent can I expect German-speakers to understand Sütterlinschrift? In which of the following situations would it be fine to use it? Written exam in German Written exam in physics Residence ...