Alpha-numeric Character Study of the Ransom Note
First Page: The i's
1.RN. The body of the i is mostly a dot or dash no larger than the dot/dash above. One is missing the dot. Two lean slightly to the left, one is straight, one is curved to left..
2.RN. The body leans to the right. Some curved some straight.
3.RN. Body is straight. Dot is close on some. Very high, or normal, on others.
Oliva. The overall appearance is the same but no dots. Some taller, some shorter.
4. The body curves to the left. Dot/dash is to the right of the body.
5. RN. Body leans to left. Dot above or to the right.
Oliva. Left leaning.
Second Page: The i's
1.RN. Bodies mostly straight and normal, or small. Dots high, normal and low.
2.RN. Capitals. #1 slopes up. Bottom of 3 is running away from home. #4 is leaning tower of pisa. #5 top aims down while bottom aims up. Stem of #2 goes in three directions.
Oliva's capitals. #4 is taking flight. Base and tops have slight upward pitch. #2 has bent stem.
3.RN. To the right, to the right
Oliva. Right leaning.
4.RN. To the left, to the left.
Oliva. From his signature.
5.RN. To the left
6.RN. Everywhere. #3 actually has the dot which is dragged out and down larger than it's bottom part.
Third Page: The i's
1.RN. Body is just a dot/dash. #1 is from the "Victory" sign off-the dot is flying away.
Oliva. From complaint signature. May have forgotten to not dot his signiture? Force of habit?
2.RN. Leans right
3.RN. Missing dot
4.RN. Straight. Dots high, low, normal.
5.RN. Curved left.
6.RN. Capital I.