cw: non-screen reader friendly 

Hey folks! A reminder that fancy fonts like 𝕤 and 𝖜 and 𝓱 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 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).

cw: non-screen reader friendly 

@jmcs I wouldn't describe that as a bug, because each character has a purpose, that's why they exist. If 𝑥 is used in a math equation, you WANT it read as "mathematical italic small x." And while Я 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 𝕕𝕠𝕦𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕦𝕔𝕜 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. 😊

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