little panda (ms_cucumber) wrote in linguaphiles,
little panda

I have a niece who's learning how to read. In school she's being taught that a capital letter i looks like this: I, but in many children's products, they use a font where it looks like this: I.

So, when faced with the name "FIFI" in a Hello Kitty game, she reads it out as "F-L-F-L."

I keep trying to explain to her that sometimes a capital i looks like that, but she doesn't seem to be getting it. I feel like manufacturers should be more sensitive to this and not use this font with this kind of I.

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