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cw: non-screen reader friendly 

Hey folks! A reminder that fancy fonts like 饾暏 and 饾枩 and 饾摫 are not screen reader friendly. If you use these, people who use screen readers can't read your toots or your profile. Please stick to plain text, especially in usernames! :blobcat:

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cw: non-screen reader friendly 

@meredith not screen reader and not person friemdly either, at least its really hard for me to read them

cw: non-screen reader friendly 

@meredith 馃檶

cw: non-screen reader friendly 

@meredith to some degree that sounds like a bug in screen readers. Screen readers should follow Postel's law because they have almost no control over input. (on the other hand, I agree people writing on the web should follow the other side Postel's law and be careful in our output).

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@jmcs I wouldn't describe that as a bug, because each character has a purpose, that's why they exist. If 饾懃 is used in a math equation, you WANT it read as "mathematical italic small x." And while 携 can be read as a backwards R by a sighted person, it should be read as "cyrillic capital letter ya" by a screen reader because that's what it's for - sighted people have adapted it without accessibility considerations.

cw: non-screen reader friendly 

@jmcs In some cases, like 饾晻饾暊饾暒饾晸饾暆饾晼 饾暏饾暐饾暎饾暒饾晹饾暅 text, I'm not sure there's a specific use defined for these - it might be useful to re-code for them to be read as letters and maybe even words.

Adapting the technology would be great, but meanwhile, people should definitely be adapting their output to be more accessible. 馃槉

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@meredith curious if they can handle things like "镁" , which can be used as a replacement for 'th'?

cw: non-screen reader friendly 

@donkeyblam That's a great question! I assume when reading languages that use the thorn, they read it normally, but I am not sure how they would handle, for example, "thorn + a + t" and if it would be read as "that" or not. I'm going to make a separate thread and tag some folks to ask - I don't want to subject anyone to a full thread that is deliberately non-screen reader friendly.

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