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Questions tagged [handwriting]

Handschrift - handwriting

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Deciphering old handwriting from a 1850 church record

Is there anyone that can please decipher the following old german handwriting? It's from an old Silesian church record written in 1850. Any help with this is very much appreciated!
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Deciphering an handwritten sentence

I'm trying to decipher the following handwritten text. My best guess is: man wird mir immer die Deutung als Automorphismen der formel(?) entstehenden(?) Links(oder Rechts-)Ideale als Richtschnur ...
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Help deciphering a Kurrent letter

My abilities in neither German nor Kurrent are very advanced, and i need some help trying to decipher a letter from 1758. I checked on the Wikimedia Commons page for the image of this letter, but ...
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Deciphering old handwriting

Is there anyone that can please decipher the following handwriting and give a brief summary in English?
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How to translate this handwritten sentence?

I need help translating this sentence. Sie sehen daß noch nicht alles was den Auszeichnungen herauszulesen vor. My problems here are that I cannot understand the use of "daß" (shouldn't be the ...
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Full address of this letter?

This letter was sent from Domburg to Metz in 1895 Some parts I can read: .. Kaiserlichen Bezirks-Praesidenten ....Freiherrn ... And what would that Kaiserlichen Bezirks-Praesident for a person (...
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Help with making out handwriting-like engraving on a silver cigarette case

Bought a silver cigarette case with this engraved on it: I tried to translate it myself, but I don't know the language at all and couldn't really match up any letters. I believe it's German ...
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Have been trying to translate this.. hoping it some info of a great grandfather

I have been trying to translate this text from an church record any help would be very helpful.
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Translation of journal page written in 1823

I found a journal whose earliest date appears to be the 1821. It appears to be written in Sutterlin text. I've attempted to translate these myself by comparing Sutterlin text to this but so far I ...
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Can anyone translate the writing on the back of this postcard from 1936?

It is a postcard from 1936, with Hitler shaking hands with a lady with the military behind them.
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How to Translate this Handwriting into Legible Text

This image is the personnel card of a small-arms factory worker. I am trying to understand his function, department or whatever is written in the third and fourth columns of this image (I cannot read ...
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Wie schreibt man “der/die/das”(kursiv bzw. großgeschrieben) in handschriftlichen Texten?

Der korrekte Begriff für dieses Phänomen ist mir leider nicht geläufig, deswegen würde ich mich auf eine Korrektur der Frage freuen. Wolfsburg ist die/DIE Autostadt. Freilich den Geruch der ...
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Who wrote these handwritten sevens?

Are these German handwritten sevens? (The one looks like a German one, but to me the sevens look like they would be some other nationality.) By the way, writing is 1945. ...... yes I am 100% positive ...
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Wie soll man ẞ (das große Eszett) schreiben?

Mittlerweile ist das Eszett auch als Großbuchstabe in der deutschen Sprache offiziell anerkannt. Wie man es tippt, weiß ich (zumindest funktioniert auf meinem Win10-Rechner der Shortcut Umsch+AltGr+ß)....
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German equivalent for “look and feel”

I’m drafting a ‘handwritten’letter to a good friend who has been studying German for the past three years. I’m using my computer to ‘write’ the letter, using the “Mistral” font in 16 point size. The ...
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Translation for an autographed inscription

Inscription in book by Albert Speer in Die Neue Reichskanzlei which may have been given to Admiral Erich Raeder
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Handwriting recognition in Gauss' Manuscript

The photo in this link is one of the correspondences between Gauss and Encke on prime numbers. Transcription of this letter can be found in Gauss' Werke, Band II, while the transcription of the first ...
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more handwriting help

On the left I can see the "Hausvater" is Johan Michael Manner citizen of W_____ born ? Ob________ date 10 May 1806. Is the "Ob" word a city or town do you think? On the right is the "Hausmutter" ...
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Handwriting: Prefixes on German words

I am trying to read old German handwriting: Two words (pater and mutter) have the same prefix. It looks like "Sau" or "Gau"...the first letter looks like a German capital "S" with a large loop ...
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Help decipher a handwritten street name from 1910

I'm in a similar situation to the question here Help deciphering a handwritten marriage record and hope this also counts as on-topic. The image below is from about 1910 and the document was signed in ...
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Help with some handwritten letter [closed]

I bought a watch on eBay and got this letter. I asked the seller "what does it say?", but got no answer. Can anyone help? Regards!!
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Can anyone translate the handwriting on the front and back of this postcard?

Can anyone translate the writing on the back of this postcard?
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Can anyone translate the writing on the back of this postcard? It's from the 1920's

Can anyone translate the writing on the back of this postcard? It's from the 1920's. I have tried to google things like Vindhimy Farmanburg but no luck. Here are the photos of the postcard
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Help deciphering a handwritten marriage record

Before posting this question, I glanced through meta (especially Are questions on reading of old handwritings on topic?) and judged this to be on-topic: please let me know how I can improve if that is ...
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I need a translation of handwriting - Bitte aufrauneu Onna? [closed]

I found some handwriting on the sleeve of an old vinyl recording, and I'm curious what it says. I tried Google translate, but I know nothing about German so I can't figure out the handwriting from ...
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Can an umlaut be written as a line in handwriting?

My first German professor (a native German) told the class that an umlaut could be written as a line when writing by hand. However, my current German (a non native) professor strongly says otherwise. ...
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German sentence - handwriting to translate to English

Kindly help me to translale this. I found it on an envelop with a will. Daniel
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Handschrift in Bible inscription – what is this word?

The following inscription is in a German Bible I inherited. What is the word I have enlarged below the first photo? The German looks to me like the following: Den neinten [neunten?] Mertz [März] ...
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Understanding the record of Georg Friederich Händel's baptism

It seems I'm not any good at reading 17th-century German cursive writing. It appears that the column headings in this document are these: Väter Täuffling Paten Is "Paten" a plural, meaning both ...
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Where to find samples of modern German handwritten text?

Googling mostly reveals some curly Old German scripts, beautiful, but hard to read and write. How do pupils write text in their copybooks today? I assume there should be some simplistic, streamlined ...
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Was bedeutet diese Mineralbeschreibung?

Was sagt diese Beschreibung? Es ist eine Beschreibung eines Minerals, im Jahre 1856 geschrieben. Ich kann sagen, dass es sich um Chlorsilber handelt; aber ich habe Probleme beim Lesen, was da steht.
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German old handwriting recognition - help

Can somebody help me with this german word. I have this handwriting in one picture. What is name of place This is found on one picture from my grandfather. He worked in Austria. And this is one ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Translate late 1800's postcard to English

I have a postcard from the family of my 3-times-great grandmother written in old German that was sent to some of their family that came to America. The picture was taken in Hechingen, Germany. My 3-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...