List of Frequently Misread Letters

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Current revision as of 20:46, 22 September 2010

Since it is often difficult to read the handwriting on old documents, mistakes are often made by indexers or transcribers. This list offers some possible substitutions for letters that may have been misread.

Frequently Misread Letters

  • A--H,C,O
  • a--o,u,ei,ie,n,w
  • B--R,P,S
  • b--li,le,t,h,l
  • C--G,E,O,Ce
  • c--e,i,o,u
  • D--G,S,I,J,T,Ir
  • d--u,a,n,ie,ei,ee,ct,o
  • E--C,G,Ee
  • e--i,c
  • ee--u,n,ll,a,o,ie,ei,w
  • F--T,S,G,Ti,L
  • f--s,j,g,q,t
  • G--S,Q,Z,Ci,L,Se,ls
  • g--y,z,q,f
  • H--N,W,He,Sl,St,A,F
  • h--K,li,lc,le
  • I--J,L,S,Q,F,T
  • i--e,c,l
  • ie--ei,u,ee,n,a,o,w,il
  • J--I,L,S,Q,F,T,P
  • j--y,g,f,q,z
  • Jno--Mr,Mo
  • K--H,R,B,tr,te
  • k--h,le,lr,te,R,B,H
  • L--S,T,F
  • l--e,i,t
  • ll--tt,ee,u,a,o,ie,ei
  • M--W,H,N,A,Al,Me
  • m--w,rr,ni,in,iv,ev,ai,ui,iu
  • N--H,W,V,St,Ne
  • n--u,a,o,ee,ie,ei,w,m
  • O--C,U,V,D
  • o--a,u,n,ee,ll,ie,ei,tt
  • P--R,B,I,J,S,L
  • p--ss,g,js,k,f,fs,fa,fi,fr
  • Q--Z,D,I,J,G,C
  • q--g,y,z,f,ej,ij,j
  • R--Pi,B,S,Pe,Pr,Re
  • r--e,s,i,ei,a
  • S--L,I,J,St,Se,F,G,R,T
  • s--r,i,e,c
  • sc--x
  • ss--fs,p,rr,w,m,n
  • T--F,S,L,D,Q
  • t--l,f,lr,i
  • te--k
  • tt--ll
  • U--V,A,O,N,H
  • u--ee,a,o,n,ie,ei,ll,w
  • V--N,W,Ir,Jr,B
  • v--u,n,b,rr,s,r,o,ee,ei,
  • W--M,N,U,H,St
  • w--m,rr,ur,nr,ui,ni,eu,en
  • X--H,Z,N,J
  • x--sc,c,r
  • Y--T,F,Z,Q
  • y--g,q,j,z,p,ej,ij,if
  • Z--G,Q,Y
  • z--g,q,y,j,p

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