Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. If you can raed tihs, psot it to yuor wlal. Olny 55% of plepoe can!
Does this work in languages other than english? And does this take into consideration typos (extra or missing letters?). Actually most ppl can still understand a sentence even if every word is misspelled, just by sounding right.
And did you know the most common mistype is teh instead of the?
ACCRDNG TO RSRCH AT R'DN'S UNVRST', IT DSN'T MTR W'T RDR THE LTRS IN A W'RD R, THE 'NL' 'MPRTNT THNG IS THT THE SNDS B N THE CRCT PLC. THS IS BCS THE H'MN MND DS NT RD 'V'RY LTR BY 'TSLF, BT THE WRD AS A WHL. F U CN RD THS, PST 'T TO UR WL. U R A GD TXTR.
This is how I see texting. Just use consonants and use the ' symbol to replace stressed vowels important to the structure of the word. It does take a couple of reads, depending on the character [no pun intended] of the sender. Someone sent me the Cambridge research quote, and I found it in my Jan 2010 blog entry. With today's apps, whole words can now be recognized by using just a few key strokes. So the recipient can see the correct words.