As I try to generalize the dem/ten blend into my originally DJS shorthand, I realize how difficult it is to keep it clearly distinguishable from a sloppy D stroke, especially when an i-circle has to be added to the blend. I even suspect this is why its scope was drastically reduced in DJS, am I guessing right?
In any case, is there a trick to keep the curve distinctly curved and the stroke distinctly straight when you have to add an i-circle and even subsequent strokes to them?
For example, I’m trying to get used to writing “epidemie” with the DEM blend. When I write it in isolation it looks good. But as soon as I write it under dictation conditions, it turns into what looks like “epidy” (the blend is straightened out in faster writing and it seems there is nothing I can do about it!). This makes me want to revert to the DJS simplification but I’d like to read your input first. Thanks!