quikscript.net

Quikscript is an alternate orthography for English that was developed by Kingsley Read in the 1950s. Previously, Read designed Shavian, which makes Quikscript something like Shavian 2.0. Interested? Have a look at the manual (3 MB PDF).

Here’s a (longish) pangram:

          ,      .   ·    .        .     ,    ,        —         ,    .

If you have a bit of text in Shavian and want to see what it looks like in Quikscript, have a look at the converter.

The ConScript Unicode Registry keeps different scripts encoded in the PUA from stepping on each other. I maintain an in-progress proposal for the encoding of Quikscript; it’s useful if you want to make a proper Quikscript font or keyboard layout.

If you’d like to make a web page of your own with Quikscript on it, have a look at Quikscript on the Web.

I maintain a couple fonts for Quikscript — my own Abbots Morton Experiment and the multi-authored Kingsley. If you’d like to make your own, have a look at Making a Quikscript Font — it describes some of the things I’ve tried to do, points out what the hard parts have been, and where to see similar solved problems.

In addition, I maintain a few Quikscript-related things on GitHub: