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Old German Writing Tips

Updated: Mar 6

We've updated this blog to include a link for downloading free German fonts.

Here are a couple tricks to help with that tricky old-time German writing

Suetterlin example
Suetterlin written in Suetterlin

So many people despair over how difficult German printing and old German handwriting can be. After all, up until the early 20th century, German school children learned a different cursive, called Kurrent or Sutterlin, so even today's Germans often have great difficulty reading old handwriting, if they're able to do it at all.

Fraktur - written in Fraktur