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Hamburg's block letters

Grundschrift (base font, literally ground script) is a simplified form of handwriting adopted by Hamburg schools, and it is currently endorsed by the German National Primary Schoolteachers' Union.[1]

If nationally adopted, it would replace the three different German cursives currently being taught in schools: the Lateinische Ausgangsschrift (introduced in 1953), the Schulausgangsschrift (1968), and the Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift (1969), providing a standardized system of handwriting in German school systems.[2]

Grundschrift letters are written separately as block letters as opposed to cursive script, in which letters are conjoined together in a flowing motion.

See also


  1. ^ The Guardian - German teachers campaign to simplify handwriting in schools
  2. ^ Grundschrift - Schreibschrift: Verlust oder Gewinn?

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