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Jan 24, 2009

Can anyone tell me if there is a current standardized form of penmanship in Italy like the Palmer or D'Nealian methods that we have in the US?

If so, is there anywhere on line that I might be able to see it?

Thank you all in advance for your help and comments.


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Sally McCorry  Identity Verified
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Corsivo Italiano Jan 25, 2009

They are taught very curly handwriting at school, I read somewhere that its based on an eighteenth century style.
A quick search gave me this: http://www.lannaronca.it/schede%20classe%20prima%20p.htm#Schede%20di%20grafia
there's a pdf download for each letter... I'm sure you can find something more concise though...


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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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All the letters in a single file Jan 25, 2009

If you scroll down that page, you can find a file with all the letters in a single page, as cursive script:

While this is the handwriting normally taught at school (and this style has been taught practically unchanged for decades - e.g, it is exactly the same I was taught over 45 years ago) most adults have verify different handwriting. In particular, adults taught before WWII often used a style closer to copperplate handwriting.


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Italian handwriting Jan 26, 2009

Thank you both for your help - I have also found some helpful files on the Internet at

http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Italian_Extraction_Guide/Italian_Extraction_Guide-Section_A.pdf

and

https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_Handwriting


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