The Latin alphabet began with capitals only. There
were no lower-case letters. It was based on simple geometric
forms. Even today, the letters A and V are triangular. The
letters O and Q owe much to a circle.
These letters are not suited to joined writing. And a
page written in capitals is harder to read than a page
written in lower case letters. We use them to begin
sentences and proper names. They are outnumbered by the
lower case letters, which are made for speed.
The reason the lower case letters came about is that
the capitals werent up to the job. It took centuries
for them to emerge.
Well-proportioned italic capitals arent as high
as the ascenders.
Not many of them have fixed paths. It doesnt
matter much in which order you make the strokes.
They should have the same slant as the lower case