Grafitti tips
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 11:43:29 -0500

I saw this in one of the newsgroups I I thought you all might find it
helpful. (Thanks Dave -- I saw the original posting a week or so ago and
wanted to post it to this group, but my news server only keeps stuff around
for a day -- bummer!!!)


From: VirgaD@Den.DISA.Mil
Subject: Re: Graffiti (not-so) Secrets
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 13:31:06 -0600
Organization: Deja News Usenet Posting Service

The strokes listed below also work for the OmniGo as well.

As Tom alludes, some numeric strokes reliably produce letters when in alpha

mode, such as 3 for B, 6 for G, 7 for T. 8 for Y, if you start your 8 at
top-right and draw the top counter-clockwise, also works, but maybe not
quite as

I especially like the tip for Y below; think of the stroke as the greek
character for small psi.

The tip for L also helps me.

Thanks, Tom!

Dave Virga

In article <5av18j$>,
no@junk.mail (Tom Jansing) wrote:
> Hi, all!
> I thought I'd share some of the best Pilot Graffiti tips I'd heard or
> figured out. Some of these make a BIG difference in accuracy, and
> some are just plain easier.
> B: Skip the vertical(s), just draw a 3.
> D: Draw a clockwise circle, starting at the bottom. Basically a D
> without the corners. Overlap the ends for best results.
> E: Draw straight-line segments (2 "<"s stacked vertically).
> F: You can start at the bottom too, which I find more natural.
> G: Draw a 6.
> L: Draw a really long horizontal part. (This was my hardest letter to
> get right, until I figured this out).
> O: Draw it big, otherwise you get a dot (shift).
> P: Start at the bottom to save a stroke
> R: Ditto
> V: Draw a regular V from right-to-left, without the hook.
> X: Keep the pen down for the whole letter. Do a swooping loop like a
> backwards K.
> Y: Start at the upper left, make a clockwise loop, end at the upper
> right. Like an upside-down shortcut stroke.
> 5: Draw an S, without the corners.
> &: Draw a dot-Y (either style) instead of dot-8. Spanish!
> ;: (Colon and semicolon). Slow down and retrace the stroke carefully,
> without wandering.
> ?: Draw a 7. The "corner" really helps.
> That's all! Feel free to pass these along, and please mention any
> others you have!
> Tom Jansing
> tjbm at
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