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Suetterlin writing ("old german hand") as a handwriting
This is a script, created by the Berlin graphic artist Ludwig Sütterlin (1865-1917), which was taught from 1915 to 1941 in German schools. It is also called the "the German handwriting".
This writing is a standard form of the earlier and very different chancery writings which was mainly used by government officials.
For the alphabet and a lot of lessons to learn this script enter here

NEW : Tips and tricks for deciphering old scripts enter here
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NEW : To compare: Suetterlin alphabet to older writings of 17th - 19th century enter here

Blackletters in books
Blackletters was used to print books. These letters was in use since 16. century until circa 1940 in some variations. A lot of people have still old books printed in blackletters.
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Development of our writings
This a just a simple overview about the development : enter here

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