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Sample alphabets

16th century

The following letters are taken from a testament written in 1592.

s
a
b
c
d
e
f
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
m
n
o
p
q
r
long s
terminal s
scharfes s
t
u
v
long s
terminal s
scharfes s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
thorn
yogh
w
x
y
z
thorn
yogh



17th century

The following alphabets are taken from kirk session minutes written in 1660.

a
b
c
d
e
f
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
m
n
o
p
q
r
r
long s
terminal s
t
u
v
r
long s
terminal s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
thorn
w
x
y
z
thorn



18th century

The following alphabet is taken from kirk session minutes written in 1746.

a
b
c
straight d
italic d
e
a
b
c
straight d
italic d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
double s
t
u
v
r
s
double s
t
u
v
w
x
y
long z
short z
ampersand
w
x
y
long z
short z
ampersand