1. Introduction: objectives and professional applications for special collections curators.
1.1 Definitions and fields of action of digital paleography. HTR: Handwritten Text Recognition; READ: Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents; CER: Character Error Rate.
1.2 Digital palaeography and digital humanities.
1.3 Tradition, Innovation and experimentation: learning paleography through calligraphic practice, additive manufacturing technologies and design in written communication.
2. Paleography: foundations of the scientific method; transcription rules.
3. Paleography, calligraphy and digital typography: affinities, differences and future of the scientific study of the letter.
4. Definitory elements of the handwriting: from the module to the ductus; identification of graphic characteristics and morphologies in each scriptural cycle (precarolingian cycle to the humanistic one)
5. Projects of digital and diplomatic paleography: DIGIPAL; ESSENCE; Venice Time Machine, etc.
6. Projects of digitization of historical letters: repositories of variants and study of allographs; practical exercises
6.1 Programs and applications
7. Capture tools (GraphJ), management, design and transformation, organization, description, visualization and recovery of handwritten letters.
8. Factors, principles and indicators of manual calligraphic writing and its digitalization with a view to its normalization (digitized collection of ductus and automatic generation).
9. Normalization of the description of strokes and digitized handwritten forms
10. Artificial Intelligence and applications to the automated transcription of manuscripts and comparison of patterns.
10.1 Automatic transcription: the Transkribus project.
11. Entrepreneurship and graphic design based on historical stroke patterns.