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Groups.io Quikscript Group
This is the new 'version' of the Yahoo! message group after Yahoo! shut down their message boards. While you must register to enter, it has a cornucopia of Quikscript-related items in there...Including my older fonts (namely, Kwikscript & Kingsley). The most active Quikscript forum known.
Reddit forum for Quikscript
This is the forum on Reddit concerning Quikscript. It contains three external links (two of which come to this website).
Another Reddit forum for Quikscript
Another Reddit forum concerning Quikscript.
FriedOrange's Quikscript Pages
This is a website that contains a variety of Quikscript fonts (including all of the ones that I have produced) as well as a brief history of the alphabet, a quick tutorial & some PDF resources, including the Quikscript section from "Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 2."
Wikipedia - Quikscript
This page on the Wikipedia website has a very generalized history of Quikscript, along with five links (four of which can be found on this page, the other one being this website).
World Language Process
This site uses an older copy of "Omniglot"'s Quikscript page. It has 2 links - One to Ewout Stam's website & the other to the Yahoo! Quikscript group. Barely worth mentioning.
Technically, this is a "stand-alone" .PDF file rather then a website or, for that matter, even a webpage. The .PDF file consists of some historical and introductory information about the Quikscript alphabet although nothing that is extensive. Oddly, the website hosting this .PDF file does not seem to have any link to the file nor any successive lessons as well.
University of Reading / Kingsley Read
A summary of the archived materials the University of Reading has from Kingsley Read. Interesting in that it leads to a link that gives a mini-biography (with some interesting trivial bits) of Kingsley Read, the creator of Quikscript. The archived material is not on line.
A single webpage that focuses on another alternate English alphabet but has enough Quikscript content to warrant a mention here. It features a graphic that shows the Quikscript alphabet & its phonetic equivalents.
A single webpage that has a graphic of hand-written Quikscript on it. The author of the page promises to include more content onto the page eventually. For now, interesting in that it provides an example of hand-written Quikscript as opposed to typed Quikscript.
Quikscript Practice Page
A History of Kingsley Read & G.B. Shaw's Interest In Alphabets
As good a history as you will get behind the creation of an earlier alternate English alphabet. As Quikscript is an unfunded evolution of that earlier alphabet, it's mention is only at the bottom. Still, there is significant value in reading this as it gives a fascinating look into how the lives of G.B. Shaw & Kingsley Read intertwined to eventually create Quikscript.
Omniglot - Quikscript / Read Alphabet
The website "Omniglot"'s entry for Quikscript. Recently updated with 3 text samples written by Oliver Langen, demonstrating 3 different styles of Quikscript writing - Junior with no abbreviations, Junior with abbreviations & Senior. The font used seems to be a hybrid of "King Plus" & "QSJ Block" letters. There are also additional comments about Quikscript's spelling schemes (such as the elimination of "e" in the suffix "-ed"). A diagram that uses the Jerome / Junior font. A few links (all of which can be found here), including one to this site!
Entry in Jon Zuck's Blog
Jon Zuck (creator of the "Jerome" Quikscript font), has his own blog & briefly mentions his involvement concerning the creation of the font in blog entry dated July 30th, 2006. There is one graphic of "The Lord's Prayer" (apparently written in Junior Quikscript).
Travel Phrases - Quickscript
Included only for the bemusement of Quikscript users; This webpage attempts to translate "The 4 Essential Travel Phrases" into Quikscript & another alternate alphabet. It contains a very brief history of Quikscript as well as exactly 1 graphic, showing 4 questions written in the Jerome font. Without looking at that website's main page, can you tell what those "4 essential" questions are? At some point, they included a link to Omniglot's page for Quikscript (which we've included here).
This webpage mentions Quikscript as a shorthand(!) system & describes it briefly & erroneously. It allows you to also go to another webpage that features what Omniglot has : A diagram of the Quikscript alphabet along with the transcription of the Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The website is involved with selling a shorthand system & you should be mindful of that when browsing that website.
Rag Tree's Entry on Quikscript
A blog post concerning Quikscript. Provides basic information about Quikscript & opinions on why it is a better alphabet than the Roman alphabet. Features pictures of the cover page of the Quikscript manual, a diagram of the characters and some links (all of which can be found here).
Reforming English II
A blogger named Dale Franks has created two alternative English alphabets that are derived from Quikscript, one of which has a downloadable font. While I will not evaluate his assertions that it is an improvement over Quikscript, I will let readers here judge that alphabet for themselves. The blog has reorganized itself and the links have changed. For compatibility purposes, the link titles have been kept as is.
A website that features the Kingsley Read manual, general information about Quikscript & how to make a website with Quikscript fonts.
The following significant websites are no longer "alive" (being actively updated and still at their original URL) but a copy of which has been retained by the Internet Archive's "Wayback Machine." Some graphics and formatting of those websites, as a result, may not be present.
Yahoo! Quikscript Group
Kept here for posterity (and because you can still access the messages), the Yahoo! message group was, at one time, the most active Quikscript message board known. It used to be the premiere place for Quikscript-related materials.
Ewout Stam's Quikscript Site
Even though this website only consisted of two webpages, it was one of the few early Quikscript websites and the known originator of the PDF for Kingsley Read's Quikscript manual. It's retention by the Wayback Machine is a true gift to the community.
Bob Richmond's page on Quikscript
Bob Richmond's Quikscript page, by all accounts is most likely the first Quikscript website on the entire Internet. Every serious Quikscript enthusiast most likely visited that website at one point. It's retention by the Wayback Machine is a gift to the community and a reminder to how far the community has gone since it's humble beginnings.
G.B. Shaw Preface to Wilson
This is another history of the creation of an earlier alternate English alphabet & Quikscript. Significant in that it has more detail about Quikscript. It is provided by the generous efforts of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
missing or dead websites
The following websites have either gone missing or are "dead." The significant websites are left here as a sign of respect for those who represented Quikscript on the Internet and as hope that they may someday return. Their links may be gone but our memory of them lives on...
This was a forum where participants could write using Quikscript fonts. At it's height, the forum had more then one dozen active members. Unfortunately, the forum grew moribund and, having outdated software, fell victim to spambots. It will be missed.
This used to be a plug-in for the Firefox web browser that converts a majority of words to Quikscript. The website has since vanished.
Frog Orbits: Quikscript Resources
This used to be a single webpage by Nathan Sharfi, it contains a few lines of Quikscript in an Unicode quikscript font, a text-converter from another alternate English alphabet-to-Quikscript and two external links (one to computer-generated Quikscript text & another for a keyboard layout). It now simple redirects to "quikscript.net".