study about shorthand speed components?

At one point when I was reading through the archives, I could swear I ran across a post mentioning the results of some study/research, which laid out how much different pieces of the shorthand puzzle contributed to the overall speed. I’m not talking about the usual ‘building speed tips’ posts; what I am remembering is…

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Text to Speech Project — Help Needed

Many years ago (at least two computers) I wrote a program using Python and Cepstral (a TTS engine) to convert text to mp3 files. I made a good start at “recording” all of Simplified Functional Edition 2, but didn’t finish it, and planned to offer the service to anyone with text files. Then I found…

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Using Graphic Arts Software for Shorthand

I’m curious if anyone has tried to use any kind of graphic arts or drawing software for shorthand (like CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator, or any of the freeware programs).   If so, what do you recommend?  What kind of results did you get?  Could you easily create the Gregg outlines using such software?  Did you use…

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Business Penmanship in the early 1900s

When I first attempted to write Gregg shorthand outlines, I realized I didn’t have the same longhand proportions and principles in my 1950s Zaner-Bloser cursive as the business longhand which gave the movement and form Dr. Gregg used in the outlines. In the book on penmanship which he wrote, with Mary Champion, Dr. Gregg states:…

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Paper / Pen / Ink Combos for Shorthand

I’m curious what everyone’s favorite shorthand-writing tools are?  I’ve always enjoyed fountain pens (especially  with Noodler’s permanent inks) but I don’t always find them speed-oriented. Lately I’ve been playing with gel pens, to see how I like those for note-taking.  I’ve been trying out a Uni-Ball #207, which came highly recommended for its permanence and…

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