I mostly deal with questions regarding linguistics, and I find myself using certain ingrained habits which might be counter-intuitive for other users. For instance, I have a habit of adding breves and macrons on top of vowels to indicate vowel length, and (inverted) breves and macrons underneath vowels to indicate syllable weight.
In another recent reply I unthinkingly used
Vs CV, following the notation which I used to follow consistently in my lectured notes etc for
any vowel + s at the end of a word, followed by a word starting with any single consonant and any vowel.
I am confident that these examples were understandable to the attentive reader with little effort, but there's of course other instances where the intended pattern might be less clear. I'm thinking about phonetic signs, more complex regex-like patterns, distinctions between writing and pronunciation, etc.
So is there a standard that I should be following to make myself clearer instead of using my own makeshift system ? I haven't read much scientific literature of late - and I used to get frustrated with the extreme lack of standardization in older scholarly texts - so I'm not exactly up to date.