Is Cursive Faster?
May 19, 2010 12:05 PM Subscribe
Is cursive handwriting faster than print handwriting? (Inspired by this question
posted by k. to Writing & Language (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I want to know if anyone has done speed comparisons between cursive and print handwriting (preferably for the Roman alphabet, but other alphabets would be interesting too). Obviously the fastest writing system is whatever you're used to, but I wonder if experienced cursive writers are really any faster than experienced print writers.
Bonus question: I have seen some claims that "Italic handwriting" is faster. As far as I can tell, "Italic" is just a particular style of printing, which would be at least as slow as most people's haphazard printing style. Can anyone shed some light on this?