Investigation of class characteristics in English handwriting of the three main racial groups: Chinese, Malay and Indian in Singapore.

Journal of forensic sciences

PubMedID: 15831016

Cheng N, Lee GK, Yap BS, Lee LT, Tan SK, Tan KP. Investigation of class characteristics in English handwriting of the three main racial groups: Chinese, Malay and Indian in Singapore. J Forensic Sci. 2005;50(1):177-84.
This paper investigated the class characteristics in English handwriting of the Chinese, Malays and Indians in Singapore, many of whom learned their native language as a second language. One hundred and fifty-four handwriting exemplars were collected and features such as letter designs, pen-lifts, letter spacing and embellishments were studied. A number of characteristic features peculiar to the individual racial group were identified, which confirmed the impact of their native language writing systems on English handwriting.