re: Why I can't spell but I CAN code VIEW POST


Until about 10 years ago, Indian parents just plainly ignored stuff like dyslexia, shouting and beating us for spelling mistakes. I am not dyslexic but my brother is. We changed default fonts everywhere on his PC to sans-serif (currently Adobe-Source-code-Pro but also tried opendyslexic) with default font-size at 18, and big letter-spacing line-height. The computer looks weird but works for him.


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I'm sorry to hear that y'all had to endure that but I am glad you were creative and technical enough to find a solution for him!

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Ohh, I was talking about our parents generation in general. They don't believe in psychological conditions in kids. Only after a movie about dyslexia, which came out about 10 years ago, they became aware of that. A lot of their generation still prefer denial over consultation.

My parents were strict, but very supportive. Infact it was them who endured society when we barely passed exams simply because we had really bad handwriting and too many spelling mistakes. Yes they made us do our homework twice to improve our hand. I filled kindergarden handwriting books even in college days. But now I have a home and only issue they have with me is that I am unmarried. :D

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