Archive for June, 2012
So, I’ve been interested in learning stenotype, which court stenographers use.
Turns out you can type it if you have a sufficiently fancy keyboard that lets you press bunches of keys at once. I have two gaming keyboards now that can do it
- $60 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (newer and older ones are not as good in this way)
- $100 Cooler Master Quick Fire Pro (mechanical switches, really liking this keyboard)
And the software “Plover”: http://stenoknight.com/wiki/Main_Page
So far I’m not making good progress learning, but here’s what I found.
- See how many keys your keyboard supports at once with the online plover demo:
You want to see that over 15 letters work at pressed once consistently.
- Read these blog posts
- Keep this handy (though I haven’t found it tremendously useful yet) http://stenoknight.com/stengrid.png
Uhh, and read more on the wiki? I don’t know what’s next, I’m trying to find that out for myself. I don’t have a lot of time to spend on this but it’s an interesting non-code side project.