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Letterform Comparisons

Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg
Hh Ii/Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo
Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu/Vv Ww
Xx Yy Zz & 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 0


Capital A lacks the cross-bar (cf. Sewall) John Hathorne
 Capital A has the cross-bar (cf. Hathorne) Stephen Sewall
Capital A without the cross-bar Thomas Newton
 Two forms of capital A. The modern form A seems to be more formal, and it tends to be found regularly only in the word "Anno" in the dating of indictments. The other capital form a looks like an enlarged minuscule. unidentified (scribe D)
 Minuscule a is sometimes formed carelessly as two consecutive e-like loops, open at the top. Jonathan Corwin
 Capital A without a cross-bar George Herrick
Word-initial minuscule a systematically furnished with an acute accent: "á" Andrew Elliot
 the body of the minuscule a has occasionally an extra 'loop'. Eg ecca1271 "a Couenant" unidentified (scribe RR1)
 Minuscule a has often a distinctive pointed appearance Simon Chapman
 Minuscule a often open at the top > confusion with e or u possible unidentified (scribe a)
paragraph-initial A has a long approaching stroke with a loop (eg M03 ms line 3 "At"; M04 ms line 1 "An") Isaac Addington