+ Learn how to read historical handwriting with Transkribus Learn

We’re sure many people know how challenging it can be to read historical manuscripts. Our new e-learning website, Transkribus LEARN  is here to help! Transkribus LEARN does not replace systematic paleography training but it allows users to practice reading and transcribing individual words, learning as they go.

Learners can practice on a computer or mobile phone and check their learning progress.

Transkribus LEARN has two transcription modes – ‘Study’ and ‘Test’. In the former, users can guess and then reveal the transcription of individual words in a manuscript. In the latter, users will be prompted to transcribe the missing word in a series of examples. At the end, a score is received, along with a list of correct and incorrect answers. Users can keep studying and testing themselves, as often as they like.

Screenshot from Transkribus Learn. Sütterlin script from a 1926 Austrian recipe book.

Levels of difficulty vary from simple, computer-generated cursive scripts to challenging historical documents in various languages and of different time periods. Users can also upload their own documents to the platform as a training exercise for students or volunteers.

To try it out:

Happy learning one and all! We welcome any feedback at: learn@transkribus.eu

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