Consider the character 您
My dictionary says that the 6th stroke is 撇 whereas the 8th stroke is 点.
Is there a difference between how these strokes are written ?
I mean the short 撇 in 你 and the left falling 点 in 心.
They look identical to me.
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I got my answer.
Both the left-falling dian and the short pie look identical when not using a brush.
Both are drawn from top to bottom.
The difference is where the sharp end and the rounded end are.
Dian: Start with a sharp end and draw down finishing with a rounded end. Like a drop of water.
Pie: Start by drawing a rounded end at the top and then work down finishing with a sharp end going down. Like the drop of water upside-down.