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Examples of Handwriting Styles

Examples of Handwriting Styles

A handwriting style is a carefully designed, efficient way of forming letters and numbers, and each style has it’s own character or fits certain needs—understand the basics of handwriting styles. Compare handwriting styles:

Manuscript—Modern (D’Nealian) Handwriting Style, Modern Manuscript

Manuscript—Zaner-Bloser, Simple Handwriting Style, Simple Zaner Bloser Manuscript

Manuscript—Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Style, Zaner Bloser Manuscript

Manuscript—Palmer Handwriting Style, Palmer

Manuscript—Handwriting Without Tears Handwriting Style, Handwriting Without Tears

Manuscript—Italic (Portland, Getty/Dubay) Handwriting Style, Italic

Manuscript—New South Wales Handwriting Style, New South Wales

Manuscript—Queensland Handwriting Style, Queensland

Manuscript—Victorian Handwriting Style, Victorian

Understand the basics of handwriting styles.
Compare the various handwriting styles.

The following samples of handwriting styles were created using Startwrite Handwriting Software.

Cursive—Modern (D’Nealian)

Cursive—Zaner-Bloser, Simple



Cursive—Handwriting Without Tears

Linked—Italic (Portland, Getty/Dubay)

Linked—New South Wales




Reader Comments (6)

December 26, 2012 at 8:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterAshrafu
Ashrafu, you're welcome! -- Kim
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March 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM | Unregistered Commenterpooop
After looking at all these styles and having learned 3 of these types I see that My cursive is really parts of each one of these (except modern- that is atrocious), or the person that wrote these were cutting corners on things ( or maybe it was my teacher's handwriting I inherited from it all)... but it seems close to Palmer lettering with the Zaner-Bloser loops. None of these seem to do the capitals B, G K or Z correctly; The "B" should go behind the letter after the bottom loop the "G" should sweep up, loop, the connect to the upper-case line before sweeping down, behind, and through; the "K" should be looped at the top and bottom of the back-line; and the "Z" should start at the bottom line, not the lower-case line.
March 15, 2013 at 2:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterperfectHadwriting4a Dude
Thank u
December 16, 2013 at 1:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheri
i have looked up a lot of cursive handwriting examples online to see what type of crusive system have I learned in school. Basically, I think everyone's crusive is unique, though we all learn the same crusive, Zaner-Bloser, which is probably what we learn from school nowadays.
April 12, 2014 at 7:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

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