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TL;DR - I built a tool - tweetfancy.io to tweet in bold, italics and strikethrough text.
Ever fancied tweeting with bold, italics or
Twitter doesn't allow its users to format tweets. But having an option to emphasize or call out a word or a phrase in a tweet might come in handy at times.
I recently realized that the UTF charset has characters and symbols that look like bold, italics or
strikethrough ascii characters. So I built a tool that generates these characters which could be copied and pasted into almost any website out there.
Note: The generated characters are mathematical symbols and not actual English alphabets. 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 (🎉🔥🚀🦄😎) and that doesn't stop us from using smileys. So,we might use this as well.
Here's the link - tweetfancy.io
Go bonkers tweeting in bold, italics or
strikethrough! Happy tweeting! 🎉