Greggory Demo!

Yes yes…so I felt like showing Greggory around a bit; he was feeling all cooped up and lonely. Like I mentioned…it kindof fell behind because I had to redo it almost from the ground up, so that I could have it nice and well-object-oriented so it’s simple to impliment it in various situations. That meant I FIRST had to make a new font editor to account for the huge changes in the code. Anyways…so most of the “hard” part’s done…now there’s just the mundane part…filling in the rest of the font data. I have to go through and make 16 angle variations for every looped vowel, add the U stroke, TM, GENT, H, W, and a few others. If you’ll notice that the F looks different in “aft” and “for” (as opposed to “avery” and “very”…see how the “head’s cut off” the F)…yeah…I have to go through and make all the variations like that for every head and tail of all the curves like F, G, L, etc.

So once I get done plodding through all that, I can start working on actually getting this to work in a usable program…good things are on the horizon for it, barring my death. For those who don’t remember from the last post about it long time ago, it’ll be a longhand to shorthand convertor that can be used like a word editor to write your own shorthand, or convert your favorite story into shorthand…it’ll also have useful learning tools like “list makers” and such to help study and drill!
So what it DOES have thus far is some basic outline generation (with abundant faults…I know…I know) It has a few brief forms (for, is, he, I, and have just to show it’s working) and (what I believe) is an innovative font format that allows for breaking the strokes down into sections and having each section represent its own variation based on what’s around it…(it makes it easy for me…believe me : )
Anyways, enjoy the 2 seconds of joy it’ll bring into your life until you get really bored with it. More updates to follow when I can get to a point where the vast majority of words are written properly…till then…I’m going to bed…it’s LATE and I’m only going to get about 3.5 hours of sleep! (This is what programming does to you…)
Oh…almost forgot…lol! It’s in the documents section…Greggory Demo.zip. You need to right click “save as” it. It tried to load it in a window left clicking it for me. Then extract the files into a folder (you need every one in the same folder…or else bad things!! ooooogy booogy booogy!!)
./[tyler]

(by psetus
for everyone)

 

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  1. You know, judging from the number of newsgroup posts I've come across showing interest in Gregg-computer interfacing, I think you should charge for the final release of Greggory.  You are the first person ever to create such a software, as far as I can tell.  Ever.

  2. Well…I've avoided mentioning it, as I'm not 100% certain how I'm going to work it out…but I definitly will charge for it…but I definitly won't charge for it. I don't want all the work I'm putting into this not to help all you guys just cause you can't afford, don't want to afford it, don't have a credit card, etc. I definitly want everybody that possibly can to benefeit from it. But as this could very possibly be a high-demand (not compared to Office or the latest Final Fantasy game : ) but for what it is, it could be…and I don't want to pass up that opportunity or spend hundreds/thousands of hours for nothing but "the satisfaction of a job well done!" Cause that satisfaction just isn't worth it! lol. And I want to strike a balance between being a person (as opposed to a buisnessman) and rewarding myself some for the work I'm doing.   Here's what I'm planning thus far: there will be a free aspect of the suite of tools that Greggory will eventually be. It will probably be one of the basic tools, like simple study list generation or single page Gregg translations. Something that will definitly be useful, but won't "give it all away." (I'm kindof biased to the list as a big help to beginners and it avoids the people that'll be like "Oh…only one page?!" And do 950 seperate pages just to translate their e-book of Atlas Shrugged for free, lol : ) I'm estimating there will be around 3-5 seperate tools between study aids and translators and such along with the system editor (allows switching between and customising the various Gregg versions…like "I want PreAnn with the RT combination, and drop these brief forms") and the font editor (system and font editor won't be charged for, obviously…but I may take away the customizability of the system for the free version (only allow "standard" Gregg versions)). I'll probably do something like "$xx.xx per suite component, and get the fifth for free when you buy four!!" It won't cost too much though…so don't worry…and you may not even need/want all the components…so you don't have to purchase things you don't want. Anyways, that's what I'm thinking…but I'm open to ideas and suggestions! ./[tyler]

  3. I showed Greggory to a couple friends who were asking about shorthand fonts for the computer.  They were tickled.  They thought it was the best thing since steno pads.  I guess it gave them the feeling that they could write shorthand, without having to know shorthand–neat.  Thought you might like to know.   _________________ Shorthand: isn't it about time?

  4. It's exciting to hear that you have made progress with the software. I was just thinking last week how cool it would be if i could use Greggory to compose posts to the group in Gregg; I wouldn't even have to worry about getting my outlines right!

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