|May 28th, 2018|
|tech, math [html]|
Here are what I do with some tricky glyphs:
It's nice if these are clear to other people, but the main goal is for them not to be confused with each other. Things to help this:
- i includes a right hook
- j is normal
- t includes a right hook
- + is normal
- l is loopy/cursive
- 1 is a straight line
- I has top and bottom lines
- 2 is normal
- z has a cross
- 7 has a cross
and still be able to read back what I wrote. This is also something I need when transcribing whiteboard coding interviews at work: 
You might notice that I don't use this for the i or t in int. It's just for variables.
 I don't think this is original to me, but it's also something I picked up gradually as I realized that certain forms were more reliable.
 Yes, candidates write code on whiteboards, we transcribe it on paper, and then we type it into a computer for others to review. Someday candidates will write on laptops, I guess, but it was weird that we were doing it in 2010, and we're still doing it in 2018, so who knows.