How to make graphical text more readable
I found on the web an image of an obituary which I believe to be that of my great-grandfather. It is written in German, in the gothic script. The image is a jpeg and to small to read.
I tried enlarging it in the gimp, using the sine transform and I could just make out the odd word here and there but not much. Tools like sharpen and despeckle didn't seem to improve the image much.
Given that this is a plain black and white image with no half-tones, there should be a simple way to make the letters stand out enough to be legible, but I don't know enough about graphics and graphical terminology to work out what it might be.