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Tool to decrypt / encrypt or read the Dotsies. Dotsies is a writing font created to speed up reading, its alphabet uses letters composed of points in vertical position that replace the letters of the Latin alphabet.

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Dotsies Font

Dotsies Decoder/Translator

Dotsies Writer



Tool to decrypt / encrypt or read the Dotsies. Dotsies is a writing font created to speed up reading, its alphabet uses letters composed of points in vertical position that replace the letters of the Latin alphabet.

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How to encrypt/write using Dotsies font?

Dotsies is a pixelized alphabet which replace the Latin alphabet (considered to be aging) and created to offer compact writing and fast reading. Each of the 26 letters is replaced by a vertical bar consisting of 5 points that can be black or white / empty.

The complete alphabet is:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
char(65)char(66)char(67)char(68)char(69)char(70)char(71)char(72)char(73)char(74)char(75)char(76)char(77)char(78)char(79)char(80)char(81)char(82)char(83)char(84)char(85)char(86)char(87)char(88)char(89)char(90)

Example: DOTSIES is written char(68)char(79)char(84)char(83)char(73)char(69)char(83)

The Dotsies writing on this page includes a tiny space between each character, whereas in theory this space should tend to 0.

How to decrypt/read Dotsies font?

Dotsies decryption/reading consists in learn the alphabet and/or replace each letter (vertical bar) with its equivalent among the 26 letters of the alphabet.

Example: char(68)char(67)char(79)char(68)char(69) is read DCODE

How to recognize a Dotsies ciphertext?

Dotsies is composed of 1 to 5 black square dots arranged vertically. Some dots can touch and form a rectangle (or other forms if letters are concatenated).

The Dotsies is designed to be compact, tightened to take up less space and be quick to read.

Words written in Dotsies can make one think of the automatons from the Conway's game of life.

What are dotsies' variant?

A modified/rectified version optimized to visually code base64 has been created by Faust here (link)

When Dotsies have been invented ?

Craig Muth designed Dotsies in 2012 here (link)

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