Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hebrew Cursive Handwriting

I have been frustrated by the standard Hebrew "cursive" handwriting.  Here's an example I found on the web:

So, I realize it's not my place at all to redesign an alphabet in long-standing use, especially since I'm not Jewish.  But, I can't write in it without feeling like it has nonsensical elements to it.  So, I came up with my own, which brings it just a little closer to the Hebrew square alphabet in some ways...  It doesn't change every letter, just a few.  I apologize that my letters aren't wrapped on the same lines as theirs, and that I don't show the dagesh or rafe forms of variants: