Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I get. If these answers aren't clear, or if your question isn't on this page, contact me through the contact form.

Why should I use this site and tools?

The tools here provide perceived effects using Unicode characters. Unicode is an international standard and supported in all software and websites across the Web including Facebook, Twitter, and more. The text reduction tools will reduce legitimate text without shorthand, leet-speak or other tricks. The other tools are just for fun, use them to trip out or annoy your friends.

Why do I see an empty box or square like ⎕ ?

These tools use special characters that are available on every computer. Even though every computer will understand the character, it may not have a proper font to display it, in which case you'll see a ⎕ character that looks like an empty box.

If you see an empty square in the other tools on this site then I'd like to know about it, please contact me with the input you used and tell me which character was converted to the ⎕ empty square, and let me know what browser and operating system you're using.