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    1. DEK is Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift (German Unified Shorthand), and is the shorthand system used in Germany ever since it became (by law) the only one to be taught in schools. I believe the situation is similar in Austria. (But not Switzerland, where Stolze-Schrey is the most common system.)

      Private people could learn whatever system they wanted, on their own or in clubs, but in Germany, "shorthand" is essentially synonymous with "DEK" due to this prominent position.

      (Though it's not the system I learned for German since DEK, like the systems from which it arose and similar to Pitman, uses stroke width distinctions which are easy to make with old-fashioned pens but nearly impossible with ball-point pens, which is what I usually write with.)

  1. Yes, I noticed it doesn't do well with phrases from what I can tell. But, for what it is, I thought it did a good job… although I will always trust my Simplified dictionary for official outlines. Nonetheless, it is neat to play with.

    I wouldn't have created a new thread, but I've only been here since about September. Maybe Carlos can merge the threads?

    If your software program can work even better than this then that will be such a fantastic tool to have. Will your program use Simplified or Anniversary rules?

    1. I need every version other than Anniversary. I'm not saying you make everything, because that would be too much, but if you want you can make me one for Simplified. The format is as follows:

      Fr dear Mr., to Mr.
      F|st domestic
      Ge empty
      J gentlemen
      Jl gentle
      Jman gentleman
      Jh pending
      O all
      O& Ontario, owned, want, wont, won't
      O&d wanted
      OQe& authentic

      All I need is that there are two spaces between the outline and the words, and the words (or phrases) have to be separated by commas. The outline AGS should follow SS 1:2012. It takes quite a bit of work to get all of it done.

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