Here are some tips and tricks for deciphering Norwegian farm names
Let us look at three Gothic letters that are easy to mix up.
When trying to read Gothic handwriting or a printed text accurately transcribed, the letters i and j may sometimes cause a little confusion.
This is the last installment in my little study of Gothic handwriting.
In this installment I will look at some words that frequently appear in church records.
I am continuing my quest at getting better at reading Gothic handwriting. In this part I will try to group the letters together and look at differences and similarities.
Gothic handwriting was developed in the 1100s in France on the basis of the Carolingian minuscule. Variations of this handwriting dominated in Norway from the 1600s, and were taught in Norwegian schools to about 1860.