Handwriting foreign accent
Different societies write the same thing different, this is often something like a "foreign accent
" in handwriting
- numeral 1 with 'hat' to the left, and with or without a lower base bar like the lower half of I. (Times Roman-style)
- Without the lower base, the hatted-1 can be mistaken for the North American 7.
- numeral 7 with bang on the left edge of the horizontal bar. It is not crossed. (Times Roman-style)
- Occasionally, I is written without the upper and lower bars. (Arial-style)
- Z is not crossed, except in mathematics.
- write numeral 1 with 'hat'
- write numeral 9 like lowercase g (Arial-style)
Crossed 7s used to be taught at schools run by the Roman Catholic Church
Copybook that is used
The copybook that is taught, varies from country to country. Some countries, such as France, have a national copybook. In other countries, such as the United States, the copybook taught at school is decided at the school district level.
Dubay-Getty, for example, is taught at Portland Schools. Loops and Sticks, is usually taught to individuals at schools which have Learning Disabilities.
Spencer Penmanship is taught at one private school, in Illinois.
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