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Old 02.08.2010, 21:30
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Writing the number 7, or the number 9

Which is correct in German, if I write the number 7 in German, I put as line across the 7 half way down, if I write the number 9 it is straight and not curved. OK I am a brit, but there seams to be inconsistencies when writing in German and I am not sure what is right or wrong!
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Old 02.08.2010, 21:34
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Re: Writing the number 7, or the number 9

I used to confuse a 1 for a 7 in German until I got the hang of crossing my sevens.
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Old 02.08.2010, 21:54
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Re: Writing the number 7, or the number 9

I'm on the same-side of the röstigraben and that's how they like it here. Have managed to convert to crossed sevens and curly nines but always forget the tail (head?) on the ones.... Incredibly it does cause confusion so I have to go back and 'correct' my ones....
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Old 02.08.2010, 22:35
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Re: Writing the number 7, or the number 9

I have been living here for 44 years and brought 4 children through the Swiss schooling system. Over the years you just get used to it and now I write always crossed sevens and my ones have a hook at the top. No. 9 is also written with a straight line, although I never really gave that one a thought. It is not really a question of right or wrong, it is just a question of adapting to the system. I had to adapt because of the kids, and when in England I get the problem to explain to people what I am actually writing.
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Old 02.08.2010, 22:38
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Re: Writing the number 7, or the number 9

I mean my nines are curly not straight
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I have been living here for 44 years and brought 4 children through the Swiss schooling system. Over the years you just get used to it and now I write always crossed sevens and my ones have a hook at the top. No. 9 is also written with a straight line, although I never really gave that one a thought. It is not really a question of right or wrong, it is just a question of adapting to the system. I had to adapt because of the kids, and when in England I get the problem to explain to people what I am actually writing.
I know this problem, writing home when the address number was 1, I got told off as they thought I wrote a 7, still, small prices we pay for having a Swiss bank account!


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Old 02.08.2010, 23:09
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Re: Writing the number 7, or the number 9

a habit i got into from doing a maths degree was to cross my sevens and zeds (to avoid confusion between 1 and 2).

not sure what the convention is as some people mistake a crossed seven for a strikeout.
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Which is correct in German, if I write the number 7 in German, I put as line across the 7 half way down, if I write the number 9 it is straight and not curved. OK I am a brit, but there seams to be inconsistencies when writing in German and I am not sure what is right or wrong!
the nr 7 in German NEEDS to be crossed by a very short line half way down, and the 9 at the bottom NEEDS to be "curved" at the bottom. And the "one" in German has a very small line down to the left from top, even if small.
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Re: Writing the number 7, or the number 9

I'm confused - If the 9 isn't curved what else does it look like? Why does it matter if it's curved or straight?
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I'm confused - If the 9 isn't curved what else does it look like? Why does it matter if it's curved or straight?
The 9 looks like a g
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