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Super Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž Tool to Style Your ๐Ÿ’™ Tweets

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Hey, I recently found a cool website tweetfancy.io. It lets you add styles to your tweets, and it's pretty straightforward as it uses simple Markdown. If you wanna make your tweets stand out, it's worth checking out!

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๐Ÿš€ Tweet with bold, italics and strikethough text

tweetfancy.io

Ever fancied tweeting with bold, italics or strikethrough text?

Twitter may not support it but you can.

Write in markdown and grab your fancy text.

๐Ÿš€ https://tweetfancy.io

Note: The generated bold, italics and strikethrough texts are UTF Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols. So if you run them by a screen reader, you'll find that the reader reads them out by their symbol name. But then, all screen readers struggle reading smileys too (๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ˜Ž) and that doesn't stop us from using smileys. So,we might use this as well.

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Only a small note: it's a disaster for Twitter's accessibility and screen readers :-(

Take the text here:

It's super easy to tweet in ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ or ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด. You can even write with sฬถtฬถrฬถiฬถkฬถeฬถtฬถhฬถrฬถoฬถuฬถgฬถhฬถ.

put it in TextEdit in MacOS, right click, choose Speech -> Start speaking and cringe :D

 

This might look cool on screen but it's a nightmare for screenreader users. I recommend avoiding it. In fact, I don't think it's overreacting to say that you should never ever do this.

This is what your tweet will sound like to a screenreader user:

@rhymes commented above that this is a small note. I respectfully disagree. Doing this is a huge compromise in common decency.

 

I agree with you disagreeing with me โ˜€๏ธ

 
 

I have an alias for bold text

$ alias ascii2bold="perl -Mopen=locale -Mutf8 -pe 'tr/a-zA-Z0-9/๐—ฎ-๐˜‡๐—”-๐—ญ๐Ÿฌ-๐Ÿต/'"
$ echo 'Hi there 3.14 and 42' | ascii2bold 
๐—›๐—ถ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฏ.๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ
 

Nobody even reads my tweets, but for some reason, I worry about a screen reader? lol

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