I wondered what English looks like to people who see English for the first time. Suppose they know how to read Hebrew, Arabic or Hindi, but they have never seen English. What do they experience?
Now I don’t have to wonder anymore. I found a setting on my printer that shows me. I know the texture of the languages I mentioned above. I can recognize them, even if I can’t read or pronounce them.
This is an experience that I never thought was possible.