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Early Austrian newspapers used Old Gothic Type (Fraktur). There are resources to assist you in reading this text:
The Austrian National Library[edit | edit source]
Browsing ANNO - Historical Newspaper Archive Online[edit | edit source]
The Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) hosts ANNO (AustriaN Newspapers Online), a virtual newspaper reading room, There is an alphabetical list of titles already available and in the process of being digitised.
You can select a specific newspaper title or choose a date and see all newspapers which published an issue on that date.
Most of the newspapers are in the German language. Some are in Italian, Czech or Hungarian.
Searching ANNO[edit | edit source]
Some newspapers in this collection have been prepared for full text search which is in Beta version. Nearly 200,000 newspaper issues with nearly 2 million pages of searchable full text are online from 1704 to 1872. This is more than 97 percent of the newspapers located on ANNO up to 1872.
The full text is based on an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) data read, an automated process; early issues are printed in the Old Gothic font (Fraktur). As a result in a the quality of text recognition varies. Success in locating a name or place might be increased with the use of wildcards.
Current Austrian Newspapers Online[edit | edit source]
A number of newspapers published in Austria have an online presence.