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ß In Spencerian Script?

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#1 by_a_Lady

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 14:56

I have just started reviewing the Theory of the Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship, which is American and therefore doesn't include the German ß. Does anyone have a image of how it's supposed to be written?

 

 

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#2 sidthecat

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:57

I have a vague recollection that it would be the double-f that substituted for a double-s in the 18th century.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:21

Originally the "ß" is a ligature of a "long S" and a "Z" from the German Fraktur scripts.

The old German Scripts had two kinds of "S": A "long" one and a "round" one.

 

I searched Wikipedia for some pictures and I marked the "ß" and sometimes more letters of interest.

 

sz360px-Ausgangsschrift_der_DDR_1958.png

 

sz447px-Schulschrift_1969.jpg

 

sz529px-Sütterlin_,_lateinisches_Alphabet.jpg

 

sz640px-Lateinische_Ausgangsschrift_1953_plain.svg.png

 

sz640px-Offenbacher_Schrift,_das_deutsche_Alphabet.jpg

 

sz643px-Schulausgangsschrift_1968.png

 

szSütterlin-Ausgangsschrift.jpg

 

The choice is yours!

 







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