What I learned about languages just by looking at a Turkish typewriter

1.
We’re not beholden to Q·W·E·R·T·Y

Scrabble tiles in English (above) and in Carrier language used in parts of British Columbia (below). Based on a photo by Leo Reynolds.

2.
Accented characters aren’t always second-class citizens

Pijamalı hasta, yağız şoföre çabucak güvendi.

3.
Each language has a crazy secret

4.
Some of those other languages need to be accommodated also

5.
Punctuation is the first to go when sacrifices need to be made

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Designer/typographer · Writing a book on the history of keyboards: https://aresluna.org/shift-happens

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Designer/typographer · Writing a book on the history of keyboards: https://aresluna.org/shift-happens

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