Sinister Dingbats 

There are more to fonts than just the standard alphanumeric characters. In fact, whole type faces exist containing glyphs, as seen in this link.

To recreate Mark Pritchard’s story yourself, enter this sample text:

J N Y S D T ) w _ v s w 3 8

or view it here.

Pritchard had to cheat a little on the running and woman, using the first half of ‘w’ for running and the second half for the woman, but it’s still pretty great.