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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Postby Andrew » December 26th, 2016, 2:10 pm

My Christmas has been so manic that I missed the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas in advance; so instead, I hope everyone had as good a time as I did!!

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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Postby PaulD » December 26th, 2016, 2:35 pm

Thanks - Sounds really interesting and I've no doubt Terry will do a good job.

I wish I could read Kurrentschrift better - it's very painful and slow!
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Postby DaveH » December 27th, 2016, 7:04 pm

Yes, it will be Terry's usual stuff with some interesting stuff we have turned up over the years.

As for the Kurrent, it would baffle even Google or Microsoft!
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Postby Digby » December 28th, 2016, 5:32 am

Yes I just got 800 books in German from Paul at The Emperor's Library.

And I think just about all of them are in that German font I can never remember the name of.

It must have made it very hard for their readers and writers and printers.

And the sooner that China gets rid of their mandarin characters, and Vietnam and Cambodia etc, they will all be better off.

And the sooner the French and Germans ditch feminine and masculine nouns, the better off they will be and most of the French accents are not needed.

And don't get me started on Serbo-Croat.
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Postby DaveH » December 28th, 2016, 12:06 pm

That's Frankenstein - usually known as Gothic - but it is not so bad. Kurrent is a handwriting, which looks like a spider has been on a 'George Michael'.
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Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Postby Digby » December 28th, 2016, 5:11 pm

DaveH wrote:That's Frankenstein - usually known as Gothic - but it is not so bad. Kurrent is a handwriting, which looks like a spider has been on a 'George Michael'.


Oh OK, I have never seen it then, but this from a country that invented printing.
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