Forensic document analyst, Crime Laboratory, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Chicago, IL
(Received 5 March 1991; accepted 12 June 1991)
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