Quik guide to quikscript
Step 1 - What is quikscript?
Quikscript (also known as "Quickscript," "Kwikscript," "The Read Alphabet" & "The Second Shaw Alphabet" is an alternate English alphabet. It was designed by Ronald Kingsley Read (referred to commonly as 'Kingsley Read') in 1966. The alphabet is phonetic (meaning words are spelt as they would be if pronounced properly) & uni-case (meaning that there is only one case of letters, unlike normal English which has capital letters & lower-case letters).
Step 3 - Where should I join to meet other people using Quikscript?
There are currently only two places for you to interact with others involved in Quikscript - The Yahoo! Quikscript Group & the Reddit forum. The Yahoo! Group has additional files hosted there that would be useful.
Yahoo's "Read Alphabet" Group (external website)
Reddit forum for Quikscript (external website)
Step 4 - How often should I practice quikscript? Any useful hints?
Try to practice in short but frequent sessions. For those just starting out, try 15-minute sessions for 3 or 4 times a day. Adjust this accordingly based on your enthusiasm & skill progression. Even if you feel that you are "experienced" in both reading & writing Quikscript, attempt to read & write with it everyday to keep your skill at it's optimum level. Remember - "writing" in Quikscript & "typing" in Quikscript should be regarded as two different activities.
When first attempting to write in Quikscript, try writing larger-than-normal so that you may get a better feel for the letters.
Step 5 - What can I do with quikscript?
The world of Quikscript welcomes all new additions. Here's just some of the things you can do to contribute to the community:
Quikscript, like so many other things in life, is ultimately what you make of it. The more you become involved with it, the more that you will get out of it.
- Make a new website involving Quikscript.
- Transcribe texts into Quikscript.
- Create new Quikscript fonts.
- Create new educational Quikscript aids.