email conventions

Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Fri Aug 6 15:26:10 UTC 1999

On jeudi 5 août 1999, Jeutonne P. Brewer <jpbrewer at UNCG.EDU> wrote:

>The Palm/Pilot uses a stylized alphabet that requires the minimum number
>of strokes. The idea is to make the letters without lifting the stylus
>from the screen. (Only the letter "x" requires two strokes and the
>lifting of the stylus from the screen.) The "A" without the crossbar is
>all that is needed to distinguish the letter from other letters.
>It's an interesting and, in my opinion, easy system to learn.

I'm not sure about the X requiring two strokes. Many of the letters have alternate strokes (you can enter the data different ways), and there are add-on programs that can let you completely alter the alphabet to suit your handwriting, but the default X, to the best of my knowledge is one stroke, starting in the upper left, running down to the lower right, curving up to the right, and following through from the upper right to the lower left so as to cross and form a loop with the first downward stroke

Grant Barrett

World New York

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