A font that automatically transforms bad words into soft expressions has appeared, converting 'dislike' to 'do not agree'



Finnish company

tietoEVRY has released ' The Polite Type ' which automatically converts aggressive expressions that lead to bullying and racism into soft expressions and gentle words.

The Polite Type – An initiative against online bullying
https://www.thepolitetype.com/

Finnish'Polite Type' font combats cyberbullying
https://techxplore.com/news/2020-08-finnish-polite-font-combats-cyberbullying.html

A trial version of The Polite Type has also been released, and you can actually try it from the following URL.

The Polite Type – An initiative against online bullying
https://www.thepolitetype.com/#try-it

The trial version can enter up to 50 characters in the form below.



For example, if you type 'I hate you'...



The text will automatically change to the expression 'I disagree with you.'



If you typed 'ugly'...



Automatically converted to 'not traditionally beautiful'.



Offensive expressions like 'stupid' are converted to 'silly'. In addition, when 'stupid' and 'silly' are translated into Japanese, it means 'stupid' and 'dumb,' but 'silly' in the English-speaking world is

a lighter expression than other insulting expressions . It seems.



Some words were blurred instead of being converted.



“Our aim is to promote equality and social inclusion .” Our goal is to promote equality and social inclusion . What does it really mean?” The Polite Type supports our vision of creating a safe and equal environment for digital solutions.”

The Polite Type development team also said, 'We believe that the right to free speech includes the right to object, but Hate Speech is a valid way to object. We hope that people who bully or slander online will think twice about what they mean by our ability, responsible use of technology, and cooperation with the community. , I believe we can create a bright future in which diversity and social inclusion are the norms.'

At the time of writing the article, The Polite Type supports only English and can convert about 1800 types of aggressive expressions. You can download it for free from The Polite Type official website.

The Polite Type – An initiative against online bullying
https://www.thepolitetype.com/

in Software,   Web Service, Posted by log1m_mn