Dotsies is an alphabet that uses dots instead of
letters. It was invented by Craig Muth and is optimized for
reading. The letters in each word smoosh together, so words
look like shapes. Each letter has 5 dots arranged vertically
that are either on or off (black or white). It currently has
a mapping for English.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: English
- Dotsies is designed to be more space efficient than the
Roman alphabet - particularly more horizontally codensed so
that the eyes can move at a more relaxed pace while reading.
- Capital letters are marked with an extra small dot above them.
- Dotsies is primarily meant to be generated by electronic
devices (computers and smartphones, etc.) and to make more
efficient use of screen space.
Sample texts in dotsies
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)
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