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16:49 May 15, 2002
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Italian term or phrase:**Deciphering handwriting - help!**
I'm helping a friend translate a passport from 1909, and the handwritten sections are giving us grief. I can't scan in the image but will describe as best I can...
One sentence in particular reads "Rilasciato gratuitamente a norma art. 6 comma 4 XXX.8.31/1 1901)
The XXX above represents a symbol of sorts that I can't decipher. What might make sense here? And why is the date 8.31/1? Any ideas?
It appears to be signed by "Il lotto prefetto". Any ideas on how I am misreading this? I know this is a strange request but I am well and truly stuck. TIA for anything at all.
Explanation: You're not responsible for fudgy seismographics. If you absolutely must launch into the hazardous realm of creative interpolation, at least add a translator's note. I wish you a clean pair of glasses and much luck!