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You still use a pen? :)

I don't start a slash from the top or the bottom - I start it from the left, and go up or down.

The reasoning is simple: Draw a straight line. Lean it. Is it leaning left? It's leaning backward. Leaning right? Leaning forward.




When explaining this I usually use add one detail: just as a stick leans from a point on the ground, so does a slash lean from the baseline of the typeset.




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