Volume 37, Issue 1 (January 1992)

    Class Characteristics of Alphabetic Speedwriting Shorthand Systems

    (Received 5 March 1991; accepted 12 June 1991)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

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


    Stock #: JFS13233J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13233J

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    Title Class Characteristics of Alphabetic Speedwriting Shorthand Systems
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    Committee E30