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Yahoo! Quikscript Group
This is a message board-based "website." 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.
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.
A plug-in for the Firefox web browser that converts a majority of words to Quikscript.
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
Sound-writing / Shaw
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.
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.
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).
Omnigator - Quikscript
A bare-bones single page that is, quite frankly, next to useless. It has three links to other Quikscript websites (already mentioned here).
A summary of various websites that mentions Quikscript. It's not a "wikipedia" clone so I couldn't place the link with the clones but it doesn't yield any additional information about Quikscript that the current wikipedia webpage already has. Furthermore, the people running the website confuses Quikscript, the alternate English alphabet with a programming language of the same name. Whatever links are there about Quikscript are also 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.
missing or dead websites
The following websites have either gone missing or are considered "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...
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 will be missed.
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.
Bob Richmond's page on Quikscript
Wow. You always know that, someday, all websites go to that great big ISP in the sky but I never thought I'd see the day that this website would disappear. The passing of this website is truly sad, as this was, arguably, the first Quikscript website on the entire Internet. While it was only a single webpage & the website concentrated on another alternative alphabet, I am certain that a lot of veteran Quikscript enthusiasts surfed the page at one point or another. Tragic. Truly tragic. Rest in Peace.