So far, I've only seen the symbol $\aleph$ in its printed form and am wondering how this symbol could be written by hand on paper or on a board (in mathematical contexts, of course). Whenever I try to write it, I seem to have two options:
- Paper: Unwrap my nib and attempt a nice piece of calligraphy. (However, this is a bit too time-consuming.)
Board: Rotate the chalk to produce a broader line. (However, this only works with chalk of appropriate length.)
- Approximate the printed form $\aleph$ as good as I can holding the pen/chalk ordinarily. (However, this leads to a letter that can hardly be distinguished from an $N$ or $\chi$ or $X$.)
So, how can I produce a neat, distinguishable $\aleph$ by hand (in a reasonable amount of time)? And in what order should the strokes and wiggles be written?