Talk:Cursive

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I added the first picture, an example of a cursive alphabet, if you don't like it please comment here.

splitting off "English cursive" / Generic stub Cursive Western script[edit]

I would support to enter the category "Western Cursive". As a continental European, I find the iuxtaposition of Cursive Chinese and Cursive English an imperial British monstrosity. Cursive English is just a child of Cursive Western script. Should we enter Cursive French, Cursive Dutch, Cursive Finnish etc. all on this page?

    Agreed, 'Western Cursive' would be better, but calling the phrase 'Cursive English' an 'Imperial British Monstrosity' is going  a bit far (sounds like you have a bit of a chip on your shoulder), whoever wrote that probably just typed it without thinking.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.168.24.7 (talk) 19:40, 25 April 2016 (UTC) 

It's not art, it's a craft![edit]

An art form emphasizes creativity and interpretation. Cursive is about proper technique and form. It's something that can be done (and is) by computer fonts; it is a solved problem. Art is something a computer could never do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.141.136.222 (talk) 22:12, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Art versus Craft argument Zzzzzz (yes I know it's an old comment. So what?) Air (talk) 21:29, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

English cursive final paragraphs[edit]

The essay-like template popped out at me when I scrolled down to this section, and through a cursory reading I found no blaring errors, however...

Can those last two paragraphs be deleted entirely for the present? Finding citations to match the text is vexing, though there has been extensive debate in the U.S. regarding its use or fall into disuse; the claims of other countries judging literacy by cursive proficiency and cursive being a full-ride pass into public office cannot be backed by any sources I've found, and I doubt this is related to the heading's title, English cursive, whatsoever. Kaschimmel (talk) 16:16, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Silly me; I didn't think to scroll down half an inch to see the Cursive in the United States heading. This addresses half of the content of the previous rogue paragraphs in depth. I went ahead and deleted the two paragraphs I complained about earlier because of this; the first half is already addressed almost at the same place in the article, and the second half doesn't belong there (or anywhere on the page, as it was) in the first place. If my changes were too drastic or unseemly, please post here. Kaschimmel (talk) 16:24, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

I agree, the "decline of English cursive in the United States" section is a mess. Most of the references are valuable, but they are tacked on to rambling, speculative paragraphs with bad writing like "It has been an open topic in which cursive could be soon removed from all schools." Seems like replacing this section with just a few sentences that speak concisely to the references would be a big improvement. 174.62.136.75 (talk) 14:41, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Agreed; "Decline of English Cursive in the US" needs some heavy editing w/ more comprehensive arguments and a less biased presentation of the debate. 2602:306:34AB:CF60:356F:B1A3:FE7D:4B9A (talk) 19:04, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Arabic as inspiration of Latin cursive[edit]

I think that the assertion "this flowing script [Arabic] inspired the cursive of Medieval Latin" is quite dubious. Latin (and Greek) cursive script has a well known development history and it is quite an ancient one. The source of this assertion is the book "The Eastern Mysteries: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World" by David Allen Hulse, not a very authoritative one in my opinion. BRG~itwiki (talk) 16:12, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Agreed. Per WP:FRINGE this sentence should just be removed. Kendall-K1 (talk) 18:07, 10 August 2015 (UTC)