Alcuin of York
Writing became chaotic. One monk could not read what another had written, but copied it anyway. The text of even the Latin Bible was becoming distorted.
Charlemagne was deeply concerned. In A.D. 781, he invited Alcuin of York, an English scholar and churchman, to come and help.
At Charlemagne's orders, Alcuin set up a school that all monks attended. He also set up the following writing standards that are still our conventions today:
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