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A very nice read on why author should stop using unicode to customize text in a text only world from Alyssa Rosenzweig (Don't know if she is on the fediverse sorry).

gemini://rosenzweig.io/gemlog/2021-04-04-your-gemlog-may-not-be-accessible.gmi

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Not screen reader friendly 

@bacardi55 Couldn't clients/screen readers make ex. 𝕿𝖊𝖈𝖍𝖗𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙𝖘 read as "Mathematical Bold Fraktur style text: Techrights"?

Not screen reader friendly 

@easrng That's a very good point. Unfortunatelly, this is due to capsule authors and not really feed readers that just display info from the capsules.
That being said, I don't know if @nytpu has any thoughts on that, as he is the creator comitium.

But IMO, authors should be aware of this and act upon it.

I liked the article about it from Alyssa: gemini://rosenzweig.io/gemlog/2021-04-04-your-gemlog-may-not-be-accessible.gmi

re: Not screen reader friendly 

@bacardi55 Well I don't think my opinions are any more valid than anyone else's, but I would personally never use something like that for anything other than a meme. It makes it hard to read for me and is very unlikely to render on most of my devices. 𝕿𝖊𝖈𝖍𝖗𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙𝖘 just displays as squares in my terminal, for instance.

@easrng It'd probably be a good idea to read it like that, it seems like the current behavior is just the default when they don't have any specific overrides to a character. The main problem I see is that it'd be a lot of work to go through and mark “group these characters”together when reading” for the hundreds of thousands of unicode points. It'd also break mathematical equations that use the italic characters, you wouldn't want to read “f(𝑥)=𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ” as “f of x equals tech”

re: Not screen reader friendly 

@nytpu @bacardi55 Good point.

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