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The old German cursives, both Suetterlin and Kurrent, have several peculiar features compared to modern German cursive handwriting. One is a double-stroke letter-shape for E. Most introductory treatments, including the Wiki page, describe Kurrent as originating from some mediaeval cursive writing style.

I know that some specimens of Old Roman cursive also show this peculiar double-stroke E (especially on wax tablets; see eg page 14 of this manual). Is this a coincidence, or is there any continuity between Old Roman cursive and Kurrent that would explain the odd two-stroke E?

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