Programming - Mar 31, 2024

I’ll sometimes search the web for something like “Small Text Generator” knowing there will be some website that will turn some dumb thing I want to type like:

Uhm hi when is that meeting again?

into something fun like…

ᵁʰᵐ ʰᶦ ʷʰᵉⁿ ᶦˢ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵐᵉᵉᵗᶦⁿᵍ ᵃᵍᵃᶦⁿˀ

Important note about accessibility: This kind of altered text will read terribly with assistive technology like VoiceOver. Just “Uhm” will read as “modified letter U, modified letter h, modified letter m,” which doesn’t convey what you want at all. I try not to avoid doing something like this on a public site, even as a joke on Twitter (now that I know this). I might use it with a friend or group where I know everyone and their capabilities.

I had assumed that “generator” sites like this were typically hand-built by someone with an itch to scratch. Well, that second part is true, but I just noticed that the small text generator site was built on LingoJam, which is designed to specifically help making generators like this easier. How cool!


When you make a new generator, you get all this power to do straight word and phrase replacements, reordering, and regex stuff.

I just think it’s a fun cool idea that’s all. 🤙

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