Here are some notes for the use Windows version of the font:
Until you get used to seeing Suetterlin on the computer screen, it might be best to type documents, using a plain vanilla font. After proofreading, you can then select the entire text and change its font to Suetterlin. This procedure should keep typographical errors to a minimum. There are, however, a couple points that are very important to remember:
The umlauted vowels and "Eszett" have the same codes in my Suetterlin fonts that they have in other PC fonts. Therefore, you can use the same combinations of "ALT" + 3- or 4-digit number that you are accustomed to using with other PC fonts. When you change a word's font from "plain vanilla" to Suetterlin, any special German letters will be preserved.
If you keep the above points in mind, you should succeed in producing reasonably authentic Suetterlin documents. If you want to make your documents even more convincing, however, you can insert a few optional conjunct letters into your texts with the aid of your wordprocessor's search-and-replace capabilities. Since tz ("tz") and St ("St") look better in Suetterlin when written with the conjunct letters seen at the bottom of Figure 1 of my article, you can execute two global search-and-replace operations that convert all occurrences of "tz" and "St" to the desired conjunct symbols. These conjuncts are identified with special codes. These as well as the codes for the other conjuncts shown at the bottom of Figure 1 are given below:
(Note: You type a sequence like ALT+0134 by depressing the ALT key and, while holding it down, hitting 0134 on the numeric keypad at the righthand side of the keyboard. When you release the ALT key, a symbol will appear on the computer's screen.)
Remember to make your search-and-replace operations case-sensitive, lest. for example, you replace not just "St" but also "st" with the conjunct for uppercase "S" plus lowercase "t"!
(Don't worry when a strange symbol appears in the "replace with"nbox of the search-and-replace window after you have entered one of the above codes. The font used in that window simply has assigned the above codes to other characters than the Suetterlin conjuncts.)
Occasionally you might want to print "m" with a length mark over it instead of "mm" or "n" with a length mark over it instead of "nn", by using ALT-0181 for the double "m" and ALT-0241 for the double "n". You might also want to throw in some antiquated spellings like "thun", "spaziren", and "Verhältnis" with a final "Eszett" in order to give your documents an even more old-fashioned appearance!
Eventually, you may find it more convenient to type your texts in Sütterlin to begin with rather than typing them first with another font and then converting them. If so, you would be well advised to begin with a larger point size than is needed for your printouts and then reduce it after you are sure your document is free of errors. Reading Suetterlin in a tiny point-size on the computer screen is guaranteed to give you a severe case of eyestrain.