Class Characteristics of Alphabetic Speedwriting Shorthand Systems

    Volume 37, Issue 1 (January 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 16


    Finch, T
    Forensic document analyst, Crime Laboratory, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Chicago, IL

    (Received 5 March 1991; accepted 12 June 1991)

    Abstract

    The handwriting class characteristics of four alphabetic speedwriting shorthand systems are identified and compared. The four systems are analyzed and compared primarily by (1) letter form simplification; (2) printed and cursive capital letter forms; (3) disjoined and joined letter forms; (4) superscript and subscript letter or number forms, or both; (5) capital and small letters or symbols, or a combination of these, used as abbreviations; (6) nonalphabetic symbols; and (7) phrasing or combinations of symbols.


    Paper ID: JFS13233J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13233J

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    Title Class Characteristics of Alphabetic Speedwriting Shorthand Systems
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