JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ViewMate - seeking linguistics expertise #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>

"Sam Eneman" <> wrote
As the ViewMate Admin, I would add that I am happy to change the Category
of any image when someone notifies us of the need for a correction. Just
send an email to

We hope in the future that submitters will be able to make these changes
I suggested to Jules Levin that he provide samples of the different
languages for help. In Europe we are more familiar with foreign lanaguages
by the proximity of the countries and now with the expansion of the EU
increased travel with Eastern Europe.

Likewise in Israel there are people >from many countries and the inhabitants
do come across, say, newspapers in many European languages.

I think that the main problem is identifying the language when it is already
in a difficult hand. For instance, a Russian hand looks very much like an
English copperplate unless one looks at it closely.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

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