Quikscript / Read Alphabet

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Quikscript / Read  Alphabet   Quikscript

Origin

Quikscript was created by Kingsley Read, who also created the Shavian alphabet. Read noticed various problems with the Shavian alphabet and decided to produce a new alphabet which addressed these problems. His new creation proved popular with Shavian enthusiasts.

Notable features

  • There is no case in Quickscript. Proper names are distinguished by a preceding namer dot.
  • There are two written forms of Quickscript: Junior and Senior. The letters in Junior Quickscript are mostly unconnected, with the exception of a few common dipthongs. Senior Quickscript is the semi-cursive "official" form of Quickscript: many letters have alternate forms which allow words to be handwritten with fewer lifts of the pen.
  • Many common words and suffixes are abbreviated to save on overall length. For example, "and" is written with a single [n] character, and "-ed" with only the [d] character.
  • Numbers and punctuation are largely the same as in standard written English.

Quikscript/Read Alphabet

Quikscript / Read Alphabet

Sample text (Junior Quikscript, no abbreviations)

Sample text (Junior Quikscript, no abbreviations)

Sample text (Junior Quikscript with abbreviations)

Sample text (Junior Quikscript with abbreviations)

Sample text (Senior Quikscript)

Sample text (Sample text (Senior Quikscript)

'Translation'

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Longer sample text (Tower of Babel)

Text samples and notable features provided by Oliver langan

Links

Quikscript fonts are available from the following news group, which you have to join in order to download them: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Read_Alphabet/

Free Quikscript font
http://home.earthlink.net/~sbartok1632/quik/qprojects/qfonts.htm

Information about Quikscript
http://quickscript.teraiten.vze.com
http://home.earthlink.net/~sbartok1632/quik/quik.htm

Quickscript official manual (PDF, 2.4MB)

Alternative spelling/writing systems

Benjamin Franklin's Phonetic Alphabet, Dialectal Paleotype, Interbet, Pitman Initial Teaching Alphabet, Quikscript/Read Alphabet, Shavian, Simpel-Fonetik, Unifon


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