Lossy Handwriting Optimization

Yesterday I detailed handwriting optimization, and all of those techniques were lossless, that is, they didn’t compromise any theoretical readability. There are other letters that I can/have optimized, but they are lossy and can make your text less readable. The first is "t", where you just start with the cross, go to the side, then loop around and make the vertical part. "f"s are easy as well, and probably the most readable of all of these. The only difference with "f" is that you don’t draw the horizontal line, it should still be recognizable as an "f", but it saves a lot of time. The final one is "x", which is probably the hardest to read and has the least benefit of these 3(the only gain is in the amount of time it takes to pick up/put down the pen and the momentum that you carry through.) All you do is draw the \ portion, but then loop back around like \) and draw the other part, so it ends up looking a bit like X.)

That’s really all I know, but I’ll post more if I can figure any more out.

EDIT: changed "pots" to "post". Give me a break though, I literally typed this with my eyes closed 😛

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  1. Hi tekkenfreak3: I can’t picture it. This article and the one before it needs pictures like these: http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/alphabets/images/tcguideu.gif

    –Bob.

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