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Quikscript / Read  Alphabet   Quikscript


Quikscript was created by Kingsley Read, who also created the Shavian alphabet. Read noticed various problems with the Shavian alphabet and decided to produce a new alphabet which addressed these problems. His new creation proved popular with Shavian enthusiasts.

Notable features

Quikscript/Read Alphabet

Quikscript / Read Alphabet

Sample text (Junior Quikscript, no abbreviations)

Sample text (Junior Quikscript, no abbreviations)

Sample text (Junior Quikscript with abbreviations)

Sample text (Junior Quikscript with abbreviations)

Sample text (Senior Quikscript)

Sample text (Sample text (Senior Quikscript)


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)

Longer sample text (Tower of Babel)

Text samples and notable features provided by Oliver langan


Quikscript fonts are available from the following news group, which you have to join in order to download them:

Free Quikscript font

Information about Quikscript

Quickscript official manual (PDF, 2.4MB)

Alternative spelling/writing systems

Benjamin Franklin's Phonetic Alphabet, Dialectal Paleotype, Interbet, Pitman Initial Teaching Alphabet, Quikscript/Read Alphabet, Shavian, Simpel-Fonetik, Unifon

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