Hand­writ­ing at a glance

The Simple Things - - THINK | WELLBEING -

Form qual­ity means look­ing at hand­writ­ing holis­ti­cally with­out drilling into the de­tail, mak­ing de­ci­sions about the over­all ‘flow’ of the script. In mak­ing a judg­ment on form, we look at sev­eral fac­tors in­clud­ing the fol­low­ing:

Height

Look for a good bal­ance between the three zones. Is there tan­gling of lines? Does one zone hugely dom­i­nate the other?

Spac­ing

How is the spac­ing between the let­ters, words and lines? Does the writ­ing look well planned with­out being too rigidly reg­u­lar?

Pres­sure

Is there a nat­u­ral and healthy pres­sure – nei­ther ag­o­nis­ingly heavy or spi­dery light?

Rhythm and speed

A high form qual­ity will not be so slow to look pre­cise and not so fast that it looks ne­glected and il­leg­i­ble.

Reg­u­lar­ity

Is the size of let­ters rel­a­tively the same through­out? What about the slant, and the con­nec­tion between let­ters?

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