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An interrobang meets a certitude mark in 1910s Germany ...

Okay, what the heck is this thing? A friend who studies Comparative Literature found an unidentifiable punctuation mark that looks like a cross between a double-dagger, an exclamation point, and a hyphen, pictured here. [more inside]
posted by jpolchlopek on Sep 6, 2016 - 5 answers

I would like to learn old-school cursive. Please advise.

My handwriting is artistic but illegible. I'd like to learn plain old cursive, which I think means the Palmer method. What's the best way to go about doing that? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jan 14, 2016 - 14 answers

Left-handed handwriting worthy of these nice pens

Over the years, I've acquired a handful of very nice fountain pens, which I love to use. They are inspiring me to take a crack at improving my handwriting, which has never looked good or been particularly legible. I am left-handed, and I loathe Palmer script (cursive) with a fiery passion thanks to some awful shaming I received about my handwriting as a child. What are some good resources for a southpaw to improve his handwriting that don't involve the kind of cursive I was (not) taught as a child? Books, videos, websites are all welcome.
posted by gauche on Sep 1, 2015 - 9 answers

Help deciphering old-timey coroner's inquest?

I'm trying to transcribe an old-time coroner's inquest and, between the cursive script and the medical terms, I'm having difficulty with some words. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Nov 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Cursive is weird.

Why doesn't a cursive capital G look like "G" or "g"?
posted by DoctorFedora on Nov 9, 2013 - 7 answers

Name! That! Font!

It's time for another edition of Name That Font! I have two examples--I'm not sure if they're the exact same font, but they're a similar style, and I would be happy with anything that's close to these examples (example 1, example 2). What the Font isn't helping because the letters are connected so it can't recognize individual letters. And....go!
posted by Bella Sebastian on Dec 12, 2012 - 6 answers

I want to write right!

I want beautiful handwriting. [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Feb 15, 2012 - 22 answers

Have academics worked on whether "cursive languages" are better taught in some different way?

Search terms and/or citations for research on teaching the reading and writing of languages written in cursive scripts? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Sep 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Megan, write this down: "Dear the Man from U.N.C.L.E. ..."

Back when people still used handwriting for pretty much everything, what did they do for acronyms and initialisms? I'm just having a hard time imagining the Palmer uppercase forms being used to spell out NATO or AT&T or the like. Any pictorial examples would be especially appreciated.
posted by Busoni on Jul 26, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me find tres chic beret

Black beret, with white cursive/handwriting text on it in French(I can't remember what it said). I've seen two people with these, brought back from Paris, but I couldn't find them over there myself. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Where would I find them next time? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Is Cursive Faster?

Is cursive handwriting faster than print handwriting? (Inspired by this question.) [more inside]
posted by k. on May 19, 2010 - 31 answers

Should we still teach children to write in "script"?

Why should children learn to write in cursive (script)? Or, rather, shouldn't they not? [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson on May 16, 2010 - 84 answers

Archivists: where can I find samples of 19th-century script?

As a part of my academic research, I'm digging into the Edison Papers, and finding (mostly handwritten) archival materials from the late 19th century. I'm embarrassed to admit I can barely read the cursive handwriting of Edison and his colleagues. Does anyone know where I might find samples of 19th-century script to help me learn how to read this archival material? [more inside]
posted by Monsters on Oct 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Me no write gud: Where can I find a certain paper, and how can I learn to write like a grown-up? (details inside)

Bad Pen-me-ship Filter: I'd like to find a version of college ruled paper that has the faint middle line to keep me on track with letter formation. I'd really like the college ruled because it always looks funny when I am in a management meeting writing on first grader's training paper. [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Sep 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Handwriting font, or real handwriting?

How do I achieve this in Photoshop? Photo included. [more inside]
posted by Brettus on Jul 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Not my type!

I'm trying to find a manual typewriter with a cursive font [more inside]
posted by alcopop on Oct 27, 2008 - 2 answers

A Signature Style

I want to be able to write an impressive signature, much in the style of some aristocratic 19th century English speaker. But I can't find any images collections with these kinds of signatures, in order look at them and get ideas or mimic them for my own signature. Surely the Hive-Mind knows if there's a source out there with this kind of info?
posted by archae on Sep 23, 2008 - 10 answers

How to write ampersands by hand

What's the proper way to write ampersands ("&") by hand? [more inside]
posted by dicetumbler on Aug 10, 2008 - 25 answers

אַ סך שריפֿטן איך בעט אײַך

(Free) Unicode-compatible Hebrew modern handwriting fonts [more inside]
posted by Gnatcho on Jan 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Why do they bother to teach us cursive in school?

Why do they bother to teach us cursive in school? [more inside]
posted by afroblanca on Sep 25, 2005 - 102 answers

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