Stuck in Translation

This diary was written in 1940. She wrote stuff in shorthand that she didn’t want her mom to know about (lol – didn’t we all?) She’s writing about a married man who’s been sniffing around her, taking her for rides and giving her small gifts. On this date, the man (Mr. Carver) took her to…

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“Why Do I Still Write Shorthand?”

Hello, As fellow shorthand lovers I thought you may be interested in an article I wrote for “Over 60”  – an on-line magazine for Australian and New Zealand circulation. I wanted the wider community to know why I love writing shorthand and that I am not alone! I’m sure you will associate with my feelings!…

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Pen Writers Still Used in German Parliament

My spouse has been jealous that I’m learning shorthand, and has been interested for some months in learning a shorthand system appropriate for German. Germany does everything officially, so there is an official German pen steno system, the Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift, with three difficulty levels, that is still in active use today. It is required learning for…

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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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