Is that “s” an “f”?

Remember when using digital versions of old newspapers and relying on optical character recnognition that an “s” may appear to be an “f.”

That’s how I found Absalom in the index as Abfalom.

Human eyes might not have read it that way. But computers, reading millions of letters will do that.

The option, for those that find this irritating, is to read the newspapers one at a time.