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Cursive Lowercase "r"

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Poll: Lowercase cursive "r" (533 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you write your cursive lowercase "r"? (please see picture)

  1. 1. Upright stroke followed by a small "hook". (152 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  2. 2. Slanted upstroke, then a gentle slide downwards, followed by a steep curve downwards. (364 votes [63.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.86%

  3. 3. I always capitalize the "R" (even within lowercase text). (7 votes [1.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.23%

  4. 4. Some other way (feel free to specify below). (43 votes [7.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.54%

  5. 5. I always skip the lowercase letter "r" when I write anything! (4 votes [0.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.70%

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#141 Chrissy


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 08:30

Here are five letters 'r' which are currently in fairly common use.

From left to right they are :-

English Roundhand (Copperplate)
Engrosser's Script
Spencerian Script
Alternative English Roundhand (Copperplate)




Thank you. I found these really helpful too.  :)

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#142 aawhite



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 00:34

If I am writing normal speed, my "r" looks like the #2 sample in the OP.

If I am writing fast, it looks like a cursive "i" without the dot.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:24

I went with option 1 because it's fairly close to what I do (see below).

As for the second character in the OP's image, I'd love to be able to talk to the person/people who decided to write a cursive lowercase 'r' that way in the first place. Not trying to to offend anyone, but every time I see someone write an 'r' like that I cringe and can't help but think they need to be shown what an 'r' actually looks like :headsmack: .




This is how I do it. Except with me it tends to spread out until it looks like a V, or just get squashed completely into a sort of twitch in the heart-monitor line. (One of my 2016 projects is polishing up my handwriting a bit!)

#144 Hypocaffeinic


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:17

Number 4 if the 'r' starts a lowercase word, like 'right'; and number 5 if the 'r' appears midway through a word, like 'wrong'. 


ETA: Sorry, for context I'm talking about the image posted by Ken Fraser! 


Edited by Hypocaffeinic, 11 January 2016 - 09:18.



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Posted Yesterday, 09:56

I love writing the letter r, but sometimes (like in the third line) I kind of mess up and end up writing a blob.
I write a combination of cursive and printed letters, whatever requires the most fluid strokes for me. This is an interesting discussion. R has gotten me for quite a while now and still does sometimes :)

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Edited by Kuhataparunks, Yesterday, 09:56.

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