Quikscript Resources

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:

I also keep a blog in Quikscript. Guaranteed to contain more novel content than just adapted public-domain texts!