Can someone identify the letter used on luxemburg census

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https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9D3-994G?i=124

record 3 Pierre ?eyers.  For the life of me I can't figure out what letter it is. H Z F 

Thanks for your help

in Genealogy Help by Krys Feyen G2G6 (9.6k points)
That script is not German "Kurrent," it is pure modern "roman cursive" same style taught in American schools until recently. The letter is a capital "H" but strangely the writer also uses another version of the capital "H" on about half the other Heyers.

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Pierre HEYER farmer and tenant

Nicolas HEYER by hereditary lease, idem

Dominique HEYER, domestic

Pierre HEYER idem
by D Q G2G6 Mach 6 (68.8k points)
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Definitely a Z. This census-taker actually has nice handwriting. You can find examples of his Fs and Hs elsewhere in the document and neither could be mistaken for a Z. This is Pierre Zeyers.
by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
Look at the Wikipedia article “Kurrent” which is the old German script. The letter is clearly not a Z but is an H, as noted by David, below.

Sometimes a document will have most words written in Kurrent and a few in Latin letters.

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