Re: What characters have baseline?

From: Vladimir Ivanov (
Date: Sat Apr 20 2002 - 01:22:40 EDT

Philipp Reichmuth wrote:

> I don't think it's fixed 27.5 in handwritten script, it varies quite
> considerably, partly depending on how much text has to fit in the line
> in calligraphy. In ordinary handwriting, the angle easily reaches 45
> or more.

I couldn't find any reference in books about such an angle. But it is an
opinion of a Persian calligraph. It has something to do with the Golden
Section (90*0.618/2). The closer to this angle, the more beautiful is your
handwriting considered to be (see Golden Section in Art).

Vladimir Ivanov

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