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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 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!

GitHub logo flexdinesh / tweet-fancy

๐Ÿš€ Tweet with bold, italics and strikethough text

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.


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.


Copyright (c) 2019 Dineshkumar Pandiyan

Discussion (6)

rhymes profile image

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

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Benny Powers ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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.

rhymes profile image

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

fjsch profile image
Franky Danky

Has a beat to it.

learnbyexample profile image

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
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JavaScript Joel

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