- Many capital letters are very
confusing. For example, the upper case K and R and sometimes the
H are almost identical (the variations are very slight, and can change
depending on the writer!).
- The sz combination is not like our
sz. The writing goes up, then way below the line...the "s" is
never closed and is part of the writing going way below the line.
- The small "t" is not crossed, so it
is very much like the "l".
- The small "m" (three points, like 3
"i's" together) is easily mistaken for 2 other letters together such as
"n and i" (especially if the word if foreign to you and the writing is
not very clear!).
- The small "n" can look like an "r"
and visa versa!
- The capital "S" and the capital "L"
are almost identical with many of the writers.
- The small "s" at the end of a word
looks almost identical to the "r" (the s is not closed).
- Some handwriting is very distinct,
but it is the exception not the rule!
- Names of people were usually a
little easier to read than the towns.
- The towns were written smaller (in
a smaller column, therefore were practically impossible to read unless
you were familiar with the place!).