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Reading old scripts - transcription advice

Consultation on modern Gothic scripts

You are uncertain about the transcription of handwritten sources? You would like to know what your grandparents or great-grandparents wrote about in diaries, letters or postcards – we’ve got some tips for you on how to learn Kurrente or Sütterlin based on your own example documents (a letter or a diary entry).

On Wednesday, 15 July 2022 experts from the “State Library and Special Collections” division of the University and State Library will regularly answer these and similar questions about the transcription of Gothic writings of the modern era free of charge in a 30-minute web conference.

The next transcription advice will be on Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 2pm to 4pm.

We would need you to provide us with appropriate digital copies in advance. Please make an appointment by Friday, 10 June at the latest and send a digital copy of your material with details on your booking to

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