Re: Not just slashed zeroes/ohs

2022-04-27 Thread Diane Bruce via cctech
On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 11:51:10AM -0600, Craig Ruff via cctech wrote:
> Having gone through many mathematics courses it was common to also place a 
> slash on the letter Z to distinguish it from the numeral 2. Also for persons 
> from Europe where they slashed the numeral 7 to distinguish it from a numeral 
> 1 that commonly had an initial small upward stroke at the top when hand 
> written.
> 

Yes. I got into the habit of slashing my 7's years ago after I saw
someone doing it. It makes perfect sense as they can look like a 1.

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Re: Not just slashed zeroes/ohs

2022-04-27 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctech
On 4/27/22 10:51, Craig Ruff via cctech wrote:
> Having gone through many mathematics courses it was common to also place a 
> slash on the letter Z to distinguish it from the numeral 2. Also for persons 
> from Europe where they slashed the numeral 7 to distinguish it from a numeral 
> 1 that commonly had an initial small upward stroke at the top when hand 
> written.

Not just a small initial upward stroke on the "1", but in some European
countries (I'm thinking of Germany and the Netherlands), some make that
stroke at least half the height of the number, if not more.  I have no
idea where the long top stroke originated.

--Chuck



RE: Not just slashed zeroes/ohs

2022-04-27 Thread Martin Bishop via cctech
Not to forget the practice, found in places where clock(s) may be set to Zulu 
(as in UTC timezone), of indicating the datum by a Z with a vertical bar / 
slash through it - often below the 12 and about 30% of the size of the clock 
face, or centred and somewhat larger.  Horizontal and no bar options may well 
also be found in the wild; which may have spread into the positioning, network 
management and timing communities ?

Martin

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Subject: Not just slashed zeroes/ohs

Having gone through many mathematics courses it was common to also place a 
slash on the letter Z to distinguish it from the numeral 2. Also for persons 
from Europe where they slashed the numeral 7 to distinguish it from a numeral 1 
that commonly had an initial small upward stroke at the top when hand written.


Re: Not just slashed zeroes/ohs

2022-04-27 Thread Nigel Johnson Ham via cctech
I still cross my zeds and sevens.  And I propose that more people should 
do so as handwriting continues to deteriorate into un-favomable scribble!



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On 2022-04-27 13:51, Craig Ruff via cctech wrote:

Having gone through many mathematics courses it was common to also place a 
slash on the letter Z to distinguish it from the numeral 2. Also for persons 
from Europe where they slashed the numeral 7 to distinguish it from a numeral 1 
that commonly had an initial small upward stroke at the top when hand written.


Not just slashed zeroes/ohs

2022-04-27 Thread Craig Ruff via cctech
Having gone through many mathematics courses it was common to also place a 
slash on the letter Z to distinguish it from the numeral 2. Also for persons 
from Europe where they slashed the numeral 7 to distinguish it from a numeral 1 
that commonly had an initial small upward stroke at the top when hand written.