Handwriting Optimization(How You’ve Been Told How To Print Incorrectly)

You’ve been taught how to print badly. Conspiracy to get people to use cursive more readily, stupidity, unwillingness to improve, but for whatever reason printing is taught horribly. It’s full of horrible time wasting things that will really add up.

For example, take the letter i: how you write an I is you stroke downwards on the line, then make a dot, but you should stroke UPWARD, that way you’re positioned to make the dot. Then we have the d letters, I’m a bit partial to d because it’s in my name, so the d letters are, as it sounds like, the ones that are d. b is d reversed, p is d rotate 180 degrees, etc. This is also pretty simple, but it has a slight handedness dependency. I write left handed so I will write b faster than d, because, well, just use your hand a bit, it’s easier to curve OUTWARD( to the right for lefties, vice versa for righties.)

The capital letters are a bit touchier. D, B, and P can be optimized with variations on their techniques that I’ve already said, just use p for the base and modify that. A can also be optimized: you simply don’t take your pen off of the paper and move it back up to cross that way. Look at the Alcatel-Lucent logo for reference here The amount of swipe on the backstroke(the ")" part) is up to you, mine varies between about as pronounced as there and near-invisible.

These are all of the ones that I know at the moment, comment if you find any more though.

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