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Handwriting/cursive and language

An earlier post in this community reminded me of how handwriting/cursive differs between countries and regions. I think this is an incredibly interesting topic, but I haven't found much info or written examples of this elsewhere on the internet.

What differences do you see between styles of cursive? For instance, a typically American cursive is loopy with characteristic capital i's and g's (often seen in Postsecret), many eastern-Europeans have handwriting that looks influenced by Cyrillic (or vice versa), native speakers of Hebrew tend to have a "rounder" writing, Germans cross the bar of the capital z, French people sometimes leave the loops of their b's and p's open, a Dutch woman I knew wrote numbers in a very characteristic way, and so forth.

Feel free to give visual examples too!

Edit: sample of my own handwritingCollapse )
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