Perhaps someone smarter than me could set up a poll breaking down the demographics. That would be interesting indeed.
It would be interesting to see the results broken down by demographics (such as age or culture). For instance, I learned to write in cursive in the mid-1960s. So I found that one (D) easiest on the eyes. But found the cursive italic ( to be easiest to read. If they had been ranked, I would have had to call the "fancy schmantzy" hand (A) hardest to read, and also hardest on my eyes. But would my grandmother have had the same trouble with (A)? I wonder.
I *also* wonder if I skew the poll, having originally majored in Graphic Design -- so I have taken classes in typography and calligraphy (although not having ever learned Copperplate).
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
The examples I presented are my handwriting styles, with the "fancy-schmancy" as my crude attempt at Spencerian - with a personal flair - that I've incorporated in to my handwriting rotation.
Copperplate/roundhand to me, is calligraphy. I don't do calligraphy, and I don't consider calligraphy practical for "everyday handwriting".
Again, the purpose of this poll was not to show-off my handwriting, but to make a point...which will be revealed at a later time.
Frankly, I'm surprised only 51 members, as of this post, out of the 90,000+, have bothered to vote.
Edit: I stand corrected...53.
Edited by GClef, 06 March 2015 - 06:53.