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Ahhhh, yes the natural number seven. :daydreaming: In handwriting, there are typically two widely used glyphs:

The 'traditional' Hindu way; possibly with curved lines:

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The 'European' way (also common in Latin America), with a line or slash drawn through the center:

Which way do you write it? :holmes:

(I write in the 'traditional' Hindu way, in case anyone was wondering).
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I use what you call the European way. This enables those who use serifs on their numbers to distinguish it from a 1.
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the original way is a hindu way?
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‘European’ way
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European way
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both, sometimes even in the same number
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With a line through it because my handwriting's atrocious but sometimes my 1's and 7's end up looking similar anyway
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I sort of phased in the slash during the past couple of years; not really sure why.
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I use what you call the European way. This enables those who use serifs on their numbers to distinguish it from a 1.
There's no escaping serif, is there? :grumble:
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The hindu method because it is quicker and I am lazy.
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(Original post by Irregularity)
Ahhhh, yes the natural number seven. :daydreaming: In handwriting, there are typically two widely used glyphs:

The 'traditional' Hindu way; possibly with curved lines:

Or........

The 'European' way (also common in Latin America), with a line or slash drawn through the center:

Which way do you write it? :holmes:

(I write in the 'traditional' Hindu way, in case anyone was wondering).
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Depending how edgy I'm feeling, I may write 'VII', otherwise it's the European version for me

On a side note, I've found learning roman numerals really helps when you're out and about with old architecture. You can read the year of establishment etc e.g. MCMXCVI = 1996
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(Original post by CTLeafez)
Depending how edgy I'm feeling, I may write 'VII', otherwise it's the European version for me

On a side note, I've found learning roman numerals really helps when you're out and about with old architecture. You can read the year of establishment etc e.g. MCMXCVI = 1996
Or even on monuments, such as the Wilberforce monument outside the Hull College main tower block building. :fyi:
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(Original post by CTLeafez)
Depending how edgy I'm feeling, I may write 'VII', otherwise it's the European version for me

On a side note, I've found learning roman numerals really helps when you're out and about with old architecture. You can read the year of establishment etc e.g. MCMXCVI = 1996
I write the date using a roman numeral for the month. For example, 13 June 2019 would be 13/vi/19, and '13 June' would be 13/vi. This has the advantage of making it clear which is the month: our American friends would read '10/6/19' as 6 October 2019, not as we would read it 10 June. Using a roman numeral for the month makes this distinction clearer.
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I write the date using a roman numeral for the month. For example, 13 June 2019 would be 13/vi/19, and '13 June' would be 13/vi. This has the advantage of making it clear which is the month: our American friends would read '10/6/19' as 6 October 2019, not as we would read it 10 June. Using a roman numeral for the month makes this distinction clearer.
I've never heard of that system with a Roman numeral month. Do your American colleagues know about this system of the month being the numeral?
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my 1s and 7s look really different anyway so i dont need a slash in the 7
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I've never heard of that system with a Roman numeral month. Do your American colleagues know about this system of the month being the numeral?
No, that's the funny thing. They just think I'm a wacky Brit!! :lol: I've always written dates this way, though.
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I use the 7 with the line through it my dad always did it that way and I must have copied that. None of my teachers have ever used the the dash through the seven for some reason.
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No, that's the funny thing. They just think I'm a wacky Brit!! :lol: I've always written dates this way, though.
Hey, no shame in being wacky. :hand:
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