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:
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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:
- the Configuratronic Quikscript Cheat Sheet
- eBooks in Quikscript, both in ePub and HTML
- King Kong, a Quikscript keyboard layout for OS X and Windows (play around with a virtual keyboard here).
I also keep a blog in Quikscript. Guaranteed to contain more novel content than just adapted public-domain texts!