Capital F and Oblique Italics in Cursive


Capital F is an elegant letter in cursive writing that adds sophistication to any piece. While learning cursive can be challenging at first, with practice, you’ll eventually master this letter!

Start by drawing an upside-down “c.” Next, draw a straight line from the baseline, connecting it with your loop at its center.

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Italic letters appear slanted on printed pages and are most commonly used for foreign words, names of places or events, and specific titles in art and writing. They can also emphasize certain words or phrases within a passage – perfect when making an important point that stands out. Don’t mistake italics for underlining, which should only ever be used to indicate hyperlinks!

Italic letters typically slant between 5-7 degrees. To create them, push the pen back from right to left before drawing it around in an arched lozenge shape with crisp downstrokes and an upward crossstroke at the top. While variations of italic lettering exist that go even farther leftwards, its general slant remains one of its essential characteristics.

Though rules on when and how often italics should be used vary depending on the style guide, most experts agree italics should only be employed sparingly; otherwise, they risk making text look informal rather than professional writing and may make reading it on some computer screens difficult.

Most modern word processors allow users to choose between italics and underlining for emphasis. However, most agree it should only be used if an author cannot produce italics. If something slanted or unusual needs describing, underlining is sometimes used instead of italicizing to emphasize.

Various fonts, from italic and bold styles, are explicitly designed for specific purposes (headers), while others may be suitable as body text. Unfortunately, using italic fonts as body text may distract the reader from understanding your writing, leading to unnecessary confusion.


Oblique lines simulate handwriting style or indicate an angle in type. Obliques may also be used to distinguish single-story letters from their more slanted italic versions that often link together like cursive writing (joined up).

Some letters of the Latin alphabet feature oblique strokes: B, C, D, E, H, I, K, O, and X are part of the Latin Extended-D subblock and have been assigned Unicode code points ranging from U+0060-U+008F; they may also be known as solidus, bar, virgule or diagonal symbols – they should never appear as hyphenated words at their ends!


Slant letters are letters that feature stroke bases arranged at an angle. Slanted letters are widely used in cursive writing and provide an excellent opportunity to practice handwriting skills. Cursive slanted letters must be small rather than steep to avoid sloppy cursive writing, and for the best results, they should also feature a smooth curve when made.

Cursive letters use the slant as the starting point, known as the “base” or “origin.” This point of origin can be straight or oblique and is the starting point for subsequent strokes. A straight slant usually features smooth curves, while an oblique one offers more angular edges; both forms add personality to letters, making yours stand out more visually. Cursive letters use this technique to add individuality while adding visual interest – an effective way of making each letter more unique!

Cursive scripts feature cursive letters with angled lines. These quicker, less formal versions of book hands require proprioception and core body strength for writing to take place effectively and do not overwork the muscles in fingers, hands, wrists, and shoulders.

Slanted capital Fs may not be too noticeable, yet their distinctiveness distinguishes them from other letters and identifies titles, quotations, and foreign words. Printing techniques allow slanted characters to appear Roman (straight), italic, or oblique, depending on personal taste.

Slant is also used in physics, chemistry, and other fields to refer to an inclination or bias in an argument or piece of work, whether positive or negative, depending on its nature. A story written with an apparent political agenda might distort reality. At the same time, scientific papers with positive slants tend to attract more readers and interest than documents with no point of view.