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    #1

    the lower case t



    What is the correct and common way writing the lower case t, please?

    Down, left, cross.

    OR

    Down, right, cross.


    PS: I think that left-handed people use the second version.

    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 26-Oct-2013 at 14:22. Reason: I corrected the mistake. Thank you, 5jj.

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    Re: the lower case t

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Down, left, cross. OR Down, write right, cross.
    There is no 'correct' way. You can write it as you wish. I do the vertical stroke first,from top to bottom, and the the horizontal from left to right.

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    Re: the lower case t

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    There is no 'correct' way. You can write it as you wish. I do the vertical stroke first,from top to bottom, and the the horizontal from left to right.
    Me too.

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    #4

    Re: the lower case t

    This also happens with a written 'f' which needs crossing, the cross of which moves on to form part of the next letter. It would be counter-intuitive in an alphabet that is written from left to right to do it any other way.

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