How to Write in Cursive on Facebook

If you've seen a Facebook friend typing her status in what appears to be cursive letters, it might stump you because you cannot change Facebook's font. However, there is a trick to make it look like you are typing in cursive. This method involves using the "Character Map" from your operating system.

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Step

Click "Start" then choose "Accessories" from "All Programs." Click "System Tools" then "Character Map."

Step

Choose "Arial" from the "Font" drop-down menu. Scroll down until you find characters that resemble cursive letters. Most "cursive" letters will be under the "Latin" and "Cyrillic" sections. There may not be a cursive-letter correspondent for each letter.

Step

Create the phrase you want to show on Facebook using the Character Map. Click "Copy" beside the text you generated.

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Open Facebook and right-click your mouse to "Paste" the letters to your Facebook. The letters will appear as cursive.