Shorthand comparison chart

Hi fellows,
Here’s a nice shorthand comparison chart with the Lord’s prayer.
Enjoy it!


(by valo1969 for

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  1. Gwriter:

    Another thing to keep in mind is that sample above doesn't show Cross's system to an advantage, aesthetically speaking–the sample is much too brief. In reality, it looked quite a bit like Gregg; indeed, it was the very first system to be based on an ellipse.

    Despite the heavy use of shading and position-writing, it looks a whole lot more like Gregg than Pitman. The reason it fell into disuse is probably was that it was just too darned hard! One forummate here is trying to learn Cross; he hasn't talked much about his endeavors except to say that it's very hard to learn.

    If you wish, I can post an example of Cross here, since I have the book. Just let me know if this interests you, and I would be happy to post.

  2. It is good to hear that people like my image! I made the Gregg prayer by using scannings from Mrs. Richmond (The Anniversary plate-writer) in the dictionary and other books, and put them in order in Photoshop, making the image black-and-white, and making a title from the letters of the other titles in that image. How did I do? 🙂

  3. Danger:

    Pretty darn good, my friend! Thank you for taking the time to do it.

    What's interesting is that Lord's Prayer image has been used for both Gregg and Cross for their own purposes. There's a copy of it in Cross's Eclectic Shorthand manual…

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