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𐑣𐑧𐑤𐑴 𐑧𐑝𐑮𐑦𐑢𐑳𐑯. 𐑡𐑳𐑕𐑑 𐑩 𐑒𐑢𐑦𐑒 𐑕𐑧𐑤𐑓 𐑦𐑯𐑑𐑮𐑩𐑛𐑳𐑒𐑖𐑩𐑯. 𐑲𐑥 𐑩𐑯 𐑩𐑛𐑥𐑲𐑼𐑼 𐑝 𐑞 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯 𐑨𐑤𐑓𐑩𐑚𐑧𐑑 𐑓 𐑦𐑙𐑜𐑤𐑦𐑖, 𐑛𐑦𐑟𐑲𐑯𐑛 𐑚𐑲 ·𐑮𐑪𐑯𐑩𐑤𐑛 𐑒𐑦𐑙𐑟𐑤𐑦 𐑮𐑰𐑛 𐑦𐑯 1962 𐑓 𐑩 𐑐𐑪𐑕𐑑𐑘𐑩𐑥𐑩𐑕 𐑐𐑳𐑚𐑤𐑦𐑒𐑱𐑖𐑩𐑯 𐑝 ·𐑚𐑻𐑯𐑼𐑛 𐑖𐑷𐑟 𐑐𐑤𐑱 ‹·𐑨𐑯𐑛𐑮𐑩𐑒𐑤𐑰𐑟 𐑯 𐑞 𐑤𐑲𐑩𐑯›. 𐑥𐑲 𐑦𐑯𐑑𐑮𐑩𐑕𐑑 𐑦𐑟 𐑥𐑱𐑯𐑤𐑦 𐑓 𐑓𐑳𐑯 𐑯 𐑓𐑮𐑪𐑥 𐑦𐑯𐑑𐑩𐑤𐑧𐑒𐑗𐑫𐑩𐑤 𐑒𐑘𐑫𐑼𐑦𐑪𐑕𐑦𐑑𐑦, 𐑑𐑧𐑕𐑑𐑦𐑙 𐑬𐑑 𐑞 𐑐𐑮𐑨𐑒𐑑𐑦𐑒𐑨𐑤𐑦𐑑𐑦, 𐑿𐑯𐑰𐑒 𐑐𐑪𐑕𐑩𐑚𐑦𐑤𐑦𐑑𐑦𐑟 𐑯 𐑒𐑨𐑤𐑦𐑜𐑮𐑨𐑓𐑦𐑒 𐑐𐑩𐑑𐑧𐑯𐑖𐑩𐑤 𐑝 𐑞𐑦𐑕 𐑨𐑤𐑓𐑩𐑚𐑧𐑑. 𐑲𐑥 𐑚𐑱𐑕𐑑 𐑦𐑯 ·𐑒𐑨𐑯𐑚𐑼𐑩, ·𐑪𐑕𐑑𐑮𐑱𐑤𐑾 𐑯 𐑣𐑨𐑝 𐑥𐑲𐑜𐑮𐑱𐑑𐑩𐑛 𐑴𐑝𐑼 𐑓𐑮𐑪𐑥 mastodon.social.

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Hello everyone. Just a quick self introduction. I'm an admirer of the Shavian alphabet for English, designed by Ronald Kingsley Read in 1962 for a posthumous publication of Bernard Shaw's play 'Androcles and the Lion'. My interest is mainly for fun and from intellectual curiosity, testing out the practicality, unique possibilities and calligraphic potential of this alphabet. I'm based in Canberra, Australia and have migrated over from mastodon.social.

Next generation of GPT bot rumored to be so realistic that when you ask it to write something important to meet a deadline it goes ahead and cleans your house.

𐑷𐑑𐑩𐑥𐑱𐑑𐑩𐑛 𐑑𐑮𐑨𐑯𐑟𐑤𐑦𐑑𐑼𐑱𐑖𐑩𐑯 𐑖𐑴𐑟 𐑳𐑐 𐑕𐑳𐑥 𐑓𐑳𐑯𐑦 𐑕𐑐𐑧𐑤𐑦𐑙 𐑥𐑦𐑕𐑑𐑱𐑒𐑕 𐑕𐑳𐑥𐑑𐑲𐑥𐑟, 𐑤𐑲𐑒 𐑯𐑿𐑟 𐑸𐑑𐑦𐑒𐑩𐑤𐑟 𐑢𐑦𐑞 ‹asses› 𐑦𐑯𐑕𐑑𐑧𐑛 𐑝 ‹assess›. 𐑞𐑦𐑕 𐑕𐑑𐑦𐑒𐑕 𐑬𐑑 𐑦𐑯 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯 𐑢𐑺 ‹𐑨𐑕𐑩𐑟› 𐑯 ‹𐑩𐑕𐑧𐑕› 𐑤𐑫𐑒 𐑒𐑢𐑲𐑑 𐑛𐑦𐑓𐑼𐑩𐑯𐑑.
𐑦𐑓 𐑿 𐑢𐑪𐑯𐑑 𐑑 𐑑𐑮𐑲 𐑷𐑑𐑩𐑥𐑱𐑑𐑩𐑛 𐑑𐑮𐑨𐑯𐑟𐑤𐑦𐑑𐑼𐑱𐑖𐑩𐑯 𐑘𐑹𐑕𐑧𐑤𐑓, 𐑣𐑨𐑝 𐑩 𐑜𐑴 𐑨𐑑 readlex.pythonanywhere.com/con

@shavian 𐑲𐑛 𐑐𐑫𐑑 𐑞𐑨𐑑 𐑒𐑪𐑯𐑑𐑧𐑯𐑑 𐑳𐑐 𐑦𐑯 ·𐑡𐑧𐑥𐑦𐑯𐑲 𐑕𐑐𐑱𐑕! 𐑢𐑲 𐑯𐑪𐑑? 😁 𐑦𐑑𐑕 𐑚𐑰𐑯 𐑒𐑢𐑲𐑑 𐑩 𐑢𐑲𐑤 𐑕𐑦𐑯𐑕 𐑲𐑝 𐑧𐑒𐑕𐑐𐑤𐑹𐑛 𐑞𐑨𐑑 𐑐𐑮𐑴𐑑𐑩𐑒𐑪𐑤, 𐑚𐑳𐑑 𐑲 𐑮𐑩𐑥𐑧𐑥𐑚𐑼 𐑞 𐑒𐑵𐑤 𐑮𐑧𐑑𐑮𐑴 𐑝𐑲𐑚 𐑦𐑑 𐑣𐑨𐑟

𐑿𐑟𐑦𐑙 ·𐑡𐑧𐑥𐑦𐑯𐑲 𐑑𐑱𐑒𐑕 𐑥𐑰 𐑚𐑨𐑒 𐑑 𐑞 𐑢𐑧𐑚 𐑕𐑻𐑒𐑩 1993, 𐑦𐑯 𐑷𐑤 𐑞 𐑚𐑧𐑕𐑑 𐑐𐑪𐑕𐑩𐑚𐑩𐑤 𐑢𐑱𐑟. 𐑲 𐑥𐑰𐑯, 𐑯𐑪𐑑 𐑡𐑳𐑕𐑑 𐑞 𐑕𐑦𐑥𐑐𐑤𐑦𐑕𐑦𐑑𐑦, 𐑚𐑳𐑑 𐑞 𐑐𐑻𐑕𐑩𐑯𐑨𐑤𐑦𐑑𐑦 𐑞𐑨𐑑 𐑒𐑳𐑥𐑟 𐑔𐑮𐑵. 𐑹 𐑦𐑟 𐑦𐑑 𐑞 𐑧𐑒𐑕𐑧𐑯𐑑𐑮𐑦𐑕𐑦𐑑𐑦? 😁

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𐑕𐑴, 𐑸 𐑧𐑯𐑦 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯𐑦𐑕𐑑𐑕 ·𐑡𐑧𐑥𐑦𐑯𐑲 𐑿𐑟𐑼𐑟? 𐑖𐑫𐑛 𐑲 𐑐𐑫𐑑 𐑞 ⸰ ⁠ 𐑣𐑑𐑥𐑤 𐑐𐑱𐑡𐑩𐑟 𐑨𐑑 Shavian.info 𐑦𐑯𐑑𐑵 ·𐑡𐑧𐑥𐑦𐑯𐑲 𐑕𐑐𐑱𐑕? 𐑞𐑺 𐑦𐑟, 𐑕𐑼𐑐𐑮𐑲𐑟𐑦𐑙𐑤𐑦, 𐑷𐑤𐑮𐑧𐑛𐑦 𐑕𐑳𐑥 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯 𐑒𐑪𐑯𐑑𐑧𐑯𐑑 𐑞𐑺.

Does anyone know of any iOS clients for Mastodon that allow the use of custom fonts? The default iOS Shavian font is difficult to read and aesthetically catastrophic.

This is an excellent and fascinating animation of how the 10 most populous cities in the world changed from 1500 to 2018
by @jburnmurdoch
(hang in - it takes a few seconds to begin)

Who called them parliaments of owls and not cahoots.

𐑯𐑪𐑑 𐑣𐑨𐑝𐑦𐑙 𐑨𐑛𐑟 𐑯 𐑐𐑮𐑩𐑥𐑴𐑑𐑩𐑛 𐑑𐑢𐑰𐑑𐑕 𐑦𐑯 𐑥𐑲 𐑓𐑰𐑛 𐑦𐑟 𐑕𐑑𐑮𐑱𐑯𐑡𐑤𐑦 𐑮𐑦𐑤𐑨𐑒𐑕𐑦𐑙. 𐑦𐑑𐑕 𐑤𐑲𐑒 𐑞 𐑳𐑯𐑒𐑪𐑯𐑖𐑩𐑕 𐑚𐑫𐑤𐑖𐑦𐑑 𐑓𐑦𐑤𐑑𐑼 𐑞𐑱 𐑮𐑦𐑒𐑢𐑲𐑼 𐑑 𐑛𐑰𐑤 𐑢𐑦𐑞 𐑑𐑱𐑒𐑕 𐑥𐑹 𐑧𐑯𐑼𐑡𐑦 𐑞𐑨𐑯 𐑲 𐑔𐑷𐑑.

→ Not having ads and promoted tweets in my feed is strangely relaxing. It’s like the unconscious bullshit filter they require to deal with takes more energy than I thought.

Is 500 too few characters to get your point accross? Use shavian! With its 48 different letters, you can squeeze a lot more content into your posts!

#shavian

@shavian 𐑿 𐑢𐑴𐑯𐑑 𐑯𐑴 𐑣𐑵 𐑑 𐑑𐑮𐑳𐑕𐑑...

𐑞𐑺𐑟 𐑯𐑳𐑔𐑦𐑙 𐑤𐑲𐑒 𐑩 ‹𐑡𐑴𐑒› 𐑦𐑯 𐑞 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯 𐑨𐑤𐑓𐑩𐑚𐑧𐑑 𐑚𐑱𐑕𐑑 𐑪𐑯 𐑩 𐑔𐑻𐑑𐑦-𐑘𐑽-𐑴𐑤𐑛 𐑒𐑳𐑤𐑗𐑼𐑩𐑤 𐑮𐑧𐑓𐑼𐑩𐑯𐑕 𐑑 𐑡𐑧𐑯𐑼𐑱𐑑 𐑕𐑴𐑖𐑩𐑤 𐑥𐑰𐑛𐑾 𐑦𐑯𐑜𐑱𐑡𐑥𐑩𐑯𐑑. 😎

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𐑲 𐑢𐑦𐑤 𐑴𐑯𐑤𐑦 𐑩𐑛𐑪𐑐𐑑 𐑩 𐑝𐑧𐑮𐑦𐑓𐑲𐑛 𐑥𐑸𐑒 𐑪𐑯 𐑕𐑴𐑖𐑩𐑤 𐑥𐑰𐑛𐑾 𐑦𐑓 𐑲 𐑒𐑨𐑯 𐑜𐑧𐑑 𐑦𐑑 𐑚𐑲 𐑕𐑱𐑦𐑙 ‹𐑥𐑲 𐑝𐑶𐑕 𐑦𐑟 𐑥𐑲 𐑐𐑭𐑕𐑐𐑹𐑑: 𐑝𐑧𐑮𐑦𐑓𐑲 𐑥𐑰›.

The city of #Ljubljana in #Slovenia, population 280,000, kicked cars out of the center in 2007.

Since then, car use has dropped by 32%, black carbon emissions are down 70%, noise pollution is down by 6 decibels.

Unfortunately, going car-free has made the center into a living hell, as this video shows:

@shavian 𐑯𐑴, 𐑑𐑴𐑑𐑩𐑤𐑦 𐑯𐑪𐑑 𐑩𐑯 𐑩𐑚𐑿𐑕! 𐑐𐑰𐑐𐑩𐑤 𐑿𐑟 𐑒𐑪𐑯𐑑𐑧𐑯𐑑 𐑢𐑹𐑯𐑦𐑙𐑟 𐑪𐑯 ·𐑥𐑨𐑕𐑑𐑩𐑛𐑪𐑯 𐑓 𐑷𐑤 𐑒𐑲𐑯𐑟 𐑝 𐑔𐑦𐑙𐑟, 𐑦𐑙𐑒𐑤𐑵𐑛𐑦𐑙 𐑐𐑳𐑯𐑗𐑤𐑲𐑯𐑟 𐑓 𐑡𐑴𐑒𐑕. 𐑦𐑯 𐑞𐑨𐑑 𐑤𐑲𐑑 𐑲 𐑔𐑦𐑙𐑒 𐑣𐑲𐑛𐑦𐑙 𐑞 𐑤𐑨𐑑𐑦𐑯-𐑨𐑤𐑓𐑩𐑚𐑧𐑑 𐑑𐑧𐑒𐑕𐑑 𐑚𐑩𐑣𐑲𐑯𐑛 𐑦𐑑 𐑦𐑟 𐑩 𐑐𐑼𐑓𐑧𐑒𐑑 𐑿𐑕. 𐑮𐑾𐑤𐑦 𐑲 𐑔𐑦𐑙𐑒 𐑞 𐑓𐑰𐑤𐑛 𐑦𐑟 𐑥𐑦𐑕𐑯𐑱𐑥𐑛.

𐑦𐑟 𐑦𐑑 𐑩𐑯 𐑩𐑚𐑿𐑕 𐑝 𐑒𐑪𐑯𐑑𐑧𐑯𐑑 𐑢𐑹𐑯𐑦𐑙𐑟 𐑑 𐑣𐑲𐑛 𐑞 𐑤𐑨𐑑𐑦𐑯 𐑑𐑮𐑨𐑯𐑟𐑤𐑦𐑑𐑼𐑱𐑖𐑩𐑯𐑟 𐑝 𐑥𐑲 𐑑𐑵𐑑𐑕? 𐑡𐑧𐑯𐑘𐑫𐑦𐑯 𐑒𐑢𐑧𐑕𐑗𐑩𐑯. (Click for Latin alphabet) 

Is it an abuse of content warnings to hide the Latin transliteration of my toots? Genuine question.

𐑚𐑳𐑑 𐑲 𐑨𐑥 𐑕𐑑𐑦𐑤 𐑑𐑳𐑗𐑑 𐑢𐑧𐑯 𐑐𐑰𐑐𐑩𐑤 𐑯𐑴𐑑𐑦𐑕. 😊

→ But I am still touched when people notice. 😊

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