Dotsies    Dotsies

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.

Notable features

  • 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.

Dotsies alphabet

Dotsies key

Sample texts in dotsies

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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