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Steno Dictionaries

This repository contains Di’s stenography dictionaries used by Typey Type for Stenographers. The dictionaries are in JSON format and use Plover theory.

How to use these dictionaries

If you want to use the dictionaries in this repo instead of Plover's, you have 2 main options.

The first option is that you can download each individual dictionary you want and add it to your own collection of dictionaries and turn each on in your Plover config as you need. Over time, there will be new entries in these dictionaries, so you may wish to download them again or look at the history for each file and decide what new entries you want to add manually.

The second option is to clone the repository and turn on each dictionary you want in your Plover config as you need. Over time, when there are new entries, you can "pull" the latest changes.

Which dictionaries to use

You will likely only want some of the dictionaries in this repo. You can read more about each elsewhere on this page. I recommend at a minimum:

I would also suggest dictionaries to operate Plover and your computer, such as:

Finally, I would also suggest adding condensed-strokes.json and condensed-strokes-fingerspelled.json to improve lookups (see ## Vocabulary Dictionaries), but they can cause spacing issues in rare fingerspelling situations.

Typey Type’s dictionary

Typey Type’s dictionary is generated from this subset of this repo’s dictionaries:

The majority of Typey Type’s dictionary is from dict.json. It follows Plover's default main.json dictionary with misstrokes removed from the top 10,000 words. You can use this dictionary instead of Plover’s.

A misstroke is like a "chord typo". It's when you mean to write one chord, but stroke another. Often, dictionaries have misstroke entries that are added when a stenographer frequently misstrokes an entry. For example, take the stroke TKPWAOD (meaning GAOD) which translates to good. Sometimes the stenographer may miss a key, so they could have a misstroke entry TKPAOD which would also translate to good. Then they are protected from these typos in regular writing. There are many misstroke entries in the default dictionary, and you must try to make sense of results when you look up words, instead of blindly accepting the shortest stroke. — Plover project glossary

The aim is to remove all the misstrokes from dict.json to give new stenographers greater confidence in learning new briefs. The first step is to remove all the misstrokes for the shortest available brief for every word. If there’s a misstroke in a longer word, it is less likely to be suggested by Typey Type or dictionary look up tools.

If you notice any misstrokes, see the Contributing guide below.

Dictionaries

Read about each dictionary before using them. For example, you don't need more than 1 fingerspelling dictionary. Here are all the dictionaries included:

† This dictionary contains fingerspelling entries for writing words. In rare situations, the fingerspelled entries can cause spacing issues.

English Dictionaries

Previously, this project contained a google-10000-english.json dictionary, including 10,000 popular English words by N-grams. That's now been retired. You can still find it in the repo’s git history or Typey Type’s community lessons spreadsheet. Credit goes to Josh Kaufman's typing word list from Google's Trillion Word Corpus.

Misstrokes and bad habits

  • The misstrokes.json dictionary is an automated dictionary created from entries deleted out of dict.json that haven't been moved to other dictionaries.
  • The bad-habits.json dictionary is a hand-created dictionary that contains misstrokes (particularly ones you might want to keep). It also contains strokes that are not exactly misstrokes but for some reason are not "preferred" to hide them from Typey Type or stroke look up tools. Finally, it also includes some hints for correcting misstroked prefixes and suffixes, such as "SAUP": "SAUB sub^ misstroke", which will produce the output SAUB sub^ misstroke to let you know you need to stroke SAUB to write sub as a prefix whenever you incorrectly stroke SAUP.

Plover dictionaries

The main plover-use.json helps you use the Plover app itself as well as managing spacing and casing in Plover:

  • "TPHR*URB": "{}",: Cancels formatting of next word
  • "#: {*+}: repeats the previous stroke
  • "#*: {*}: toggles the asterisk key on the previous stroke
  • "S-P: {^ ^}: produces a space
  • "KPA: {-|}: forces the first letter of the next word to be uppercase
  • "HRO*ER: {>}: forces the first letter of the next word to be lowercase
  • "{^ ^}: inserts space without affecting case
  • "{^}: suppresses a space without affecting case
  • "TK*LS: {^^}: removes a space without affecting case
  • "KPA*Z: {*-|}: retrospectively capitalise/uppercase first letter
  • "KPA*EUZ: {*>}: retrospectively lowercase first letter
  • "KPA*EZ: {*<}: retrospectively uppercase all letters
  • "AFPS: {*?}: retrospectively inserts a space
  • "TK-FPS: {*!}: retrospectively remove space
  • "KPA*E: {<}: forces the next letter to be uppercase
  • "KPA*EU: {^}{<}: suppresses a space and forces the next letter to be uppercase
  • "KPA*L: {<}: uppercases the next word
  • "KW-GS: {~|\"^}: carries the capital letter across the next quotation mark
  • "KR-GS: {^~|\"}: carries the capital letter across the next quotation mark
  • "PREPB: {~|(^}: carries the capital letter across the next parenthesis
  • "PR*EPB: {^~|)}: carries the capital letter across the next parenthesis
  • "HRO*ER: {MODE:LOWER}: switches to lowercase mode so all letters are lowercase
  • "K-BGS: {MODE:CAMEL}: switches to camelCase mode so spaces are suppressed and subsequent words are capitalised
  • "KA*PS: {MODE:CAPS}: switches to all caps or uppercase mode so all letters are uppercase
  • "KHRAO*ER: {MODE:CLEAR}: clears all mode settings
  • "KPHA*PLD: {MODE:SET_SPACE:, }: sets a custom space mode that replaces all spaces with spaces (normal spacing—you can swap the space character for any character)
  • "SPAO*EUPBL: {MODE:LOWER} {MODE:SET_SPACE:-}: switches to lowercase mode and sets the spaces to hyphens for a kind of “spinal case”
  • "STPHA*EUBG: {MODE:SNAKE}: switches to snake case mode so all spaces are replaces with underscores
  • "TAO*EULT: {MODE:TITLE}: switches to title case mode so each word is capitalised
  • "TPHO*EFP: {MODE:SET_SPACE:}: sets to a custom space mode that replaces all spaces with nothing, suppressing spaces
  • "R*EFT: {MODE:RESET}: resets all case and spacing modes
  • "R*EFTZ: {MODE:RESET_CASE}: resets case modes
  • "R*EFTZ: {MODE:RESET_SPACE}: resets spacing modes
  • "TKUPT": "{PLOVER:ADD_TRANSLATION}",: opens Plover’s add translation window
  • "PHRAOBG": "{PLOVER:LOOKUP}",: opens Plover’s lookup window
  • "PHREUG": "{PLOVER:CONFIGURE}",: opens Plover’s configuration
  • "PHREUT/PHREUT": "{PLOVER:QUIT}",: quits Plover’s
  • "PHROEUBGS": "{PLOVER:FOCUS}",: brings Plover to the front (window focus)
  • "PHROF": "{PLOVER:SUSPEND}",: disables Plover’s steno behaviour
  • "PHROLG": "{PLOVER:TOGGLE}",: toggles Plover’s steno behaviour between on and off
  • "PHROPB": "{PLOVER:RESUME}",: enables Plover’s steno behaviour

Vocabulary Dictionaries

  • nouns.json contains a few hundred additional words.
  • proper-nouns.json contains a few hundred proper nouns.
  • condensed-strokes.json contains a combinations of existing strokes in the main Plover dictionary so that they appear in searches when you look up strokes. These words can already be written using the default Plover dictionary and prefix/suffix strokes or punctuation strokes. It can be useful for improving dictionary lookups, but is not needed to write the words. It can cause spacing issues in rare situations so you may want to add it to your Plover config in a certain order so that it is overwritten by the other dictionaries.
  • condensed-strokes-fingerspelled.json contains fingerspellings for words that are neither contained in the default Plover dictionary, nor able to be composed using default Plover dictionary strokes. It can be useful for improving dictionary lookups to confirm that there is no known Plover stroke for a word.

Fingerspelling Dictionaries

Based on Plover's default main.json dictionary, this repo contains 2 alternative fingerspelling dictionaries:

Navigation and Tabbing Dictionaries

This dictionary lets you navigate and edit text efficiently on a Mac. You can move the cursor by letter, word, or line, select while doing so, and also backspace or forward delete by character, word, or line.

To use the following briefs, copy the navigation.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config:

As per Plover's default, you use -R, -P, -B, and -G for left, up, down, and right.

Use STPH- to move by character, STPH-RB to jump a word left, and STPH-BG to jump a word right.

Use KPH- to use Command ⌘, jumping to line beginning and ending, file top and bottom.

Use STP- (shift) to select characters with movement keys. Again, -RB and -BG work by word.

Use SHR- (select) to select words with the movement keys. (This and the strokes described above actually add redundant strokes for selecting whole words to the left and right.)

Use PW* and -F, -FP, or -FPL for backspacing a character, a word, or a line.

Use PW* and -R, -RB, or -RBG for forward deleting a character, a word, or a line.

Use KPHR- for Command + Option (⌘⌥) movements (usually for navigating tabs and file trees).

Use SP-B to space up/forward and SP-P to space down/backward. That is, in the browser use the former stroke to page up and the latter to page down (this is using ⇧Space).

Use THRAB for ⌥ ⇓ and THRAP for ⌥ ⇑.

The complementary tabbing.json dictionary also lets you switch tabs, windows, and apps.

Use TW- and a direction for tabbing.

  • Adding -F/-L gives you [ / ] to switch tabs forward and backward.
  • Adding -B/-P gives you ` / ` to switch windows forward and backward.
  • Adding -G/-R gives you Tab / Tab to switch applications forward and backward.
  • Adding -FB/-LG gives you [ / ] to navigate forwards and backwards in a browser.
  • Adding a star to TW*G gives you TabTab to switch 2 applications.

Computer Powerups Dictionary

This dictionary was designed for running commands on a Mac. Copy the computer-powerups.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the following briefs:

  • Tab and Space keys "STA*PB": "{#Tab}{#space}",
  • Mac Character Viewer "KHA*RZ": "{#Control_L(Super_L(space))}",
  • Shift Return key (⇧↵) "STP*R": "{#Shift_L(Return)}",
  • Command backslash (⌘/) "O*EURPLT": "{#Super_L(backslash)}",
  • Command Shift backslash (⌘⇧/) "O*EURPBLT": "{#Super_L(Shift_L(backslash))}",
  • Audio play "PHRA*EU": "{#AudioPlay}",
  • Audio raise volume "SROPL": "{#AudioRaiseVolume}",
  • Audio lower volume "SRO*PL": "{#AudioLowerVolume}",
  • Audio next "TPH*EGT": "{#AudioNext}",
  • Audio mute "PHAO*UT": "{#AudioMute}",
  • Monitor brightness up "PWROEUT": "{#MonBrightnessUp}",
  • Monitor brightness down "PWRO*EUT": "{#MonBrightnessDown}",
  • Keyboard brightness up "KPWROEUT": "{#KbdBrightnessDown}",
  • Keyboard brightness down "KPWRO*EUT": "{#KbdBrightnessUp}",
  • Command Escape "KPH*/TPEFBG": "{#Super_L(Escape)}",
  • Command Space "-FRL": "{#Super_L(space)} {^}",
  • Command Space (alternative) "A*FRL": "{#Super_L(space)} {^}",
  • Command Option C (⌘⌥C) to copy from clipboard history "KPWR*": "{#command(option(c))}",
  • Command Return "KPHR*R": "{#command(return)}",
  • Control Space "SP-LT": "{#Control_L(space)}{^}",
  • Option Escape for Speak selected text "SPAO*EBG": "{#Alt_L(Escape)}",
  • Screenshot selected area as a file "SKR*PB": "{#Super_L(Shift_L(4))}",
  • Screenshot selected area and copy to clipboard "SKR*RPB": "{#Super_L(Control_L(Shift_L(4)))}",

Punctuation Dictionary

Copy the punctuation.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the following briefs:

  • . TP-PL => F-PL (full stop, spaced)
  • . P-P (decimal point, unspaced)
  • ... SKWR-RBGS => SY-SHUN (suspension point, then capital)
  • ... HR-PS => L-PS (ellipsis, then lowercase)
  • ? H-F (question mark, spaced)
  • ! SKHRAPL => SKLAM (exclamation mark, spaced)
  • ' A*E (opening single quote/apostrophe, no space)
  • ' AE (closing single quote/apostrophe, space)
  • " KW-GS => Q-SHUN (opening quotation mark, no space)
  • " KR-GS => C-SHUN (closing quotation mark, space)
  • , KW-BG (comma, spaced)
  • ; SKWR*RBGS or STPH*FPLT (semi-colon, spaced)
  • : STPH-FPLT (colon, spaced)
  • : KHR-PB => KL-N (colon, unspaced)
    • H-PB => H-PB (hyphen), unspaced
  • -- TK-RB => D-SH (dash)
    • PH*PBS => M-NS (minus, spaced)
    • PHR*US => PL*US (plus)
  • = KWA*LS => QA*LS (unspaced equals)
  • = KW-L => Q-L (spaced equals)
    • STA*R (star)
  • < AEPBGT or AEPBG => ANGT (opening angle bracket)
  • > A*EPBGT or A*EPBG => A*NGT (closing angle bracket)
  • < HR*PB => L*N (less than)
  • > TKPWR*PB => GR*N (greater than)
  • < PWRABG => BRAK (opening angle bracket)
  • > PWRA*BG => BRA*K (closing angle bracket)
  • ( PREPB => PREN (opening parenthesis)
  • ) PR*EPB => PR*EN (closing parenthesis)
  • [ PWR-BGT => BR-KT (opening bracket)
  • ] PWR*BGT => BR*KT (closing bracket)
  • { TPR-BGT => FR-KT (opening French bracket)
  • } TPR*BGT => FR*KT (closing French bracket)
  • / OEU (forward slash, unspaced)
  • \ SPWHRAERB => SBLAESH (backslash)
  • ~ T*LD (tilde, spaced)
  • ~ T*EULD (tilde, unspaced)
  • @ KWRAT => YAT (at-sign
  • # HAERB => HAESH (hash)
  • $ TK-PL => D-M (dollar mark)
  • % PERS (percent)
  • ^ KR-RT => C-RT (caret)
  • & SP-PBD => SP-ND (ampersand)
  • _ R*UPBD or RUPBD => RUND (underscore)
  • | PAO*EUP (pipe)
  • ` KH-FG => CH-VG (grave character, backwards)
  • ` TR-RL => CH-VG (opening backquote, grave brief inverted)
  • ` TR*RL => CH-VG (closing backquote, grave brief inverted)
  • Return key R-R
  • New paragraph SKWRAURBGS
  • Undo stroke *
  • Backspace PW-FP => B-SP
  • Delete space TK-LS => D-LS
  • Insert space S-P
  • Capital with a space KPA
  • Capital without a space KPA*

Punctuation Powerups Dictionary

  • punctuation-powerups.json contains additional punctuation briefs such as:
    • pairs of punctuation ("PWRABGS": "{^}<>{#Left}{^}"),
    • smart/curly quotation marks ("TP-L/TP-L": "{^’}"), and
    • punctuation that carries capitalisation ("KW-GS": "{~|“^}").

Unspaced Punctuation Dictionary

This dictionary uses common briefs for punctuation, but with translations that suppress surrounding spaces (before and after the punctuation) for more precise input. This might be handy for programming, for example.

To use the following briefs, copy the unspaced-punctuation.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config:

  • EPB/TKA*RB: –
  • EPL/TKA*RB: —
  • KH-FG: `
  • KR-RT: ^
  • KA*RT: ^
  • T*LD: ~
  • T*EULD: ~
  • AEPBGT: <
  • AEPBG: <
  • A*EPBGT: >
  • A*EPBG: >
  • HR*PB: <
  • TKPWR*PB: >
  • PWRABG: <
  • PWRA*BG: >
  • KWA*LS: =
  • KW-L: =
  • KW-LS: ==
  • KW*LS: ===
  • PAO*EUP: |
  • R*UPB: _
  • R*UPBD: _
  • RUPBD: _
  • H-PB: -
  • PH*PBS: -
  • TK-RB: --
  • OEU: /
  • SPWHRAERB: \
  • P-P: .
  • HR-PS: ...
  • A*E: '
  • AE: '
  • KW-GS: "
  • KR-GS: "
  • PREPB: (
  • PR*EPB: )
  • PWR*BGT: ]
  • PWR-BGT: [
  • TPR-BGT: {
  • TPR*BGT: }
  • TK-PL: $
  • STA*R: *
  • SP-PBD: &
  • HAERB: #
  • PERS: %
  • PHR*US: +

There is an additional stroke for an unspaced double quotation mark combining the opening and closing double quotation mark briefs:

  • KWR-GS: "

You might then remove the usual strokes for opening and closing double quotation marks from your dictionary so you can still use these marks with spacing on demand. You might also replace these entries with smart or curly double quotation marks, for example:

"KW-GS": "{“^}",
"KR-GS": "{^”}",

You could then write Test “test” test. using KPA* TEFT KW-GS TEFT KR-GS TEFT TP-PL.

Similarly with single quotation marks (not included in this dictionary):

"TP-P": "{‘^}",
"TP-L": "{^’}",

Symbols Dictionaries

  • symbols.json contains common symbols, such as degrees ("SPWO*L/TKEGS": "°") and trademark ("SPWO*L/TRAEUD/PHARBG": "{^}™"). All of the entries are prefixed with a “symbol” stroke, "SPWO*L": "{#}". The remainder of each entry’s stroke uses the stroke that would write the word instead of the symbol (for example, "TRAEUD/PHARBG": "trademark", and "TKEGS": "degrees").
  • symbols-briefs.json contains briefs for symbols, such as "TK*EGS": "°".
  • symbols-currency.json contains briefs for currency symbols, such as cent ("SPWO*L/KREPBT": "¢") and dollar ("SPWO*L/TKHRAR": "$"). All of the entries are prefixed with a “symbol” stroke, "SPWO*L": "{#}". The remainder of each entry’s stroke uses the stroke that would write the word instead of the symbol (for example, "KREPBT": "cent" and "TKHRAR": "dollar").
  • symbols-currency-culled.json contains only these currency symbols:
"SPWO*L/KREPBT": "¢",
"SPWO*L/TKHRAR": "$",
"SPWO*L/*EUR": "",
"SPWO*L/POUPBD/STERLG": "£",
"SPWO*L/KWREPB": "¥"

Currency Dictionaries

currency.json contains briefs for currency words, such as AUD ("*AUD": "AUD",) and dollar ("SWEUS/TPRAEPBG": "Swiss franc",), a currency formatting stroke ("K*RPBS": "{*($c)}", so you can stroke 34/P-P/5/K*RPBS to write $34.50), as well as briefs:

  • "TKHRAR": "dollar",
  • "TKHRARS": "dollars",
  • "PH-LD": "million dollar",
  • "PH-LDZ": "million dollars",
  • "PW-LD": "billion dollar",
  • "PW-LDZ": "billion dollars",
  • "TR-LD": "trillion dollar",
  • "TR-LDZ": "trillion dollars",

You might also like the related symbols currency dictionary:

  • symbols-currency.json contains briefs for currency symbols, such as cent ("SPWO*L/KREPBT": "¢") and dollar ("SPWO*L/TKHRAR": "$"). All of the entries are prefixed with a “symbol” stroke, "SPWO*L": "{#}". The remainder of each entry’s stroke uses the stroke that would write the word instead of the symbol (for example, "KREPBT": "cent" and "TKHRAR": "dollar").

Australian English Dictionaries

There are used to be two Australian English companion dictionaries, each intended to be used in combination with the default Plover dictionary. There's now only 1.

One overrides the default briefs with Australian variations, and also includes Australian prefixes, suffixes, alternative spellings, and vocabulary. To use this dictionary, copy the dict-en-AU.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config after the default Plover dictionary so that it overrides default Plover briefs. If you want something like this, copy the current dict-en-AU-with-extra-stroke.json and remove the trailing /A*U from each outline.

dict-en-AU-with-extra-stroke.json uses a kind of suffix stroke, /A*U, after every default Plover theory English brief to translate the word to Australian English. For example, to write the American spelling of "empathize", you would stroke *EPL/THAOEUS. Then, to write "empathise" you would add /A*U. That is, this dictionary’s entry for "empathise" is "*EPL/THAOEUS/A*U": "empathise",. To use this dictionary, copy the dict-en-AU-with-extra-stroke.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config after the default Plover dictionary.

Notes on Design of and Changes in the Australian English Dictionary

  • A*ER strokes the "aero" prefix for the Australian spelling of aeroplane

  • *EG strokes the "eing" suffix for words such as "ageing"

  • *LG strokes the "ling" suffix for words such as "labelling"

  • *LD strokes the "led" suffix for words such as "labelled"

  • *EPLT strokes the "ement" suffix for words such as "judgement", "acknowledgement", "lodgement" and "abridgement"

  • O*UR strokes the "our" suffix for words such as "humour"

  • KWRO*R strokes the "iour" suffix for words such as "behaviour"

  • Add "U" to O*R or TPHOR strokes for "nour" endings in words such as "honour" e.g. "HOPB/TPHOUR": "honour",

  • Add "U" to O*R or TKOR strokes for "dour" endings in words such as "candour" e.g. "KAPBD/O*UR": "candour",

  • Add "U" to O*R or KHROR strokes for "our" endings in words such as "colour" e.g. "KHROUR": "colour",

  • For words such as "practice" and "practise", the basic rule is that the noun form uses the "c" spelling while the verb uses the "s" spelling. Therefore, translations have been included for producing both.

    • For example, Australian briefs for "defense" with an "s" will use S in the brief itself, while Australian briefs for "defence" with a "c" will drop the S, eg, "TKEFS": "defense", "TKE/TPEPB": "defence".
    • As another example, drop the S or use KRE to spell licence with a "c", eg: "HR-PB": "licence", "HR-PBS": "license",
  • Use "AE" in strokes for Australian "ae" spellings such as "encyclopaedia":

    • The Australian spelling is used in words stroked with AE where it would normally use the long "e" sound stroke AOE
    • Briefs form the Australian spelling, eg, "KAOEUPL/RA": "chimaera",
    • Words starting with "ae" can be stroked with the prefix A such as "A/AOE/O*PB": "aeon",
    • The Australian spelling of "gynaecological" uses briefs and phonetic strokes beginning with TKPWAOEUPB => "gyne", while the US spelling uses strokes beginning with SKWREUPB => "jyn"

Notes on Design of and Changes in the Australian English with Extra Strokes Dictionary

  • A*ER/A*U strokes the "aero" prefix for the Australian spelling of aeroplane
  • *EG/A*U strokes the "eing" suffix for words such as "ageing"
  • *LG/A*U strokes the "ling" suffix for words such as "labelling"
  • *LD/A*U strokes the "led" suffix for words such as "labelled"
  • *EPLT/A*U strokes the "ement" suffix for words such as "judgement", "acknowledgement", "lodgement" and "abridgement"
  • O*UR/A*U strokes the "our" suffix for words such as "humour"
  • KWRO*R/A*U strokes the "iour" suffix for words such as "behaviour"
  • Add "U" to O*R/A*U or TPHOR/A*U strokes for "nour" endings in words such as "honour" e.g. "HOPB/TPHOUR/A*U": "honour",
  • Add "U" to O*R/A*U or TKOR/A*U strokes for "dour" endings in words such as "candour" e.g. "KAPBD/O*UR/A*U": "candour",
  • Add "U" to O*R/A*U or KHROR/A*U strokes for "our" endings in words such as "colour" e.g. "KHROUR/A*U": "colour",

Australian vocabulary

New briefs have also been added for Australian diminuitives, flora, fauna, slang and more. For example:

  • "STRA*EU": "Australia",
  • "STRA*EU/KWRA": "straya",
  • "PWOE/TKPWAPB": "bogan",
  • "RE/PHOFL/EUFT": "removalist",
  • "STRAO*UT": "strewth",
  • "HROL/HREU": "lolly",
  • "TKPWAE/TKAEU": "g'day",
  • "RAO": "roo",
  • "PHABG/KAS": "Maccas",

Changed Briefs

The brief for "programme" is overridden by "pram", requiring a new brief for "program":

+"PRAPL": "pram",
+"PRO/TKPWRAPL": "program",

The *EG brief for "e.g." is overridden by the "eing" suffix for the Australian spelling of "ageing", requiring a new brief for "e.g.":

+"AOE/SKWRAO*E": "e.g.",

Vim Dictionary

Copy the vim.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the following briefs. Note, most strokes use STPR to indicate vim (SR => V):

  • "SREUPL": Phonetic brief for "vim".

  • "SR*EUPL": Restore brief for "victim" using additional star.

  • Punctuation with suppressed spaces to run vim commands (see also: unspaced punctuation dictionary):

    • "P-P": Unspaced period for vim's "last edit" command.
    • "T*EULD": Unspaced tilde for capitalisation. That is, ~. This brief follows format for tilde TEULD with additional star.
    • "TPHRORB" => FLOSH: Unspaced dollar sign for end of line command.
    • HR*PB: Unspaced < for left indent.
    • TKPWR*PB: Unspaced > for right indent.
    • KW-L: Unspaced =.
    • OEU: Unspaced / for searching.
  • STPR and *, -B, -G, -R for vim style navigation keys hjkl:

    • "STPR*": h
    • "STPR-B": k
    • "STPR-G": l
    • "STPR-R": j
    • "STPR*B": ⌃f to page forward
    • "STPR*P": ⌃b to page backward
  • Move lines up and down in any mode:

    • .vimrc mappings are:

        " Move lines up/down using alt j/k when iTerm is set to:
        " Left option (⌥) key acts as Normal
        " In mapping, press opt/alt+j/k to type these characters
        nnoremap ∆ :m .+1<CR>
        nnoremap ˚ :m .-2<CR>
      
        inoremap ∆ <Esc>:m .+1<CR>gi
        inoremap ˚ <Esc>:m .-2<CR>gi
      
        vnoremap ∆ :m '>+1<CR>gv=gv
        vnoremap ˚ :m '<-2<CR>gv=gv
      
    • Briefs are:

      • "PHR-B" => MLB: Move line up using vim style navigation k.
      • "PHR-R" => MLR: Move line down using vim style navigation j.
  • "SPWAO*UT": Exit insert mode and start substitution. That is, Escape and :%s/.

  • "SR*F": Exit insert mode and run command to write buffer (i.e. save the file). That is, Escape, :w, and Return. Brief format follows brief for Save command "S*F".

  • "STPR*F": Exit insert mode and run command to write buffer (i.e. save the file). That is, Escape, :w, and Return. This alternative brief format follows brief for Save command "S*F" combined with brief format for most of these vim strokes using STPR.

  • "STPROEUFRL": Steno lookup shortcut that exits insert mode, yanks inside word to system clipboard (this might be Neovim only) using "yiw and runs my shortcut for steno lookup tool ⌃⌘⌥⇧s. Brief format combines vim brief and regular steno lookup brief STOEUFRL. To use your own shortcut, replace this part of the translation {#Control_L(Alt_L(Shift_L(Super_L(s))))} with your shortcut command.

  • "STPREFBG": Exit insert mode and prepare command to write buffer (i.e. save the file) and quit. That is, Escape and :x. Brief format follows vim brief format STPR and brief for Escape TPEFBK.

  • "STPR-FPLT": Exit insert mode and write unspaced colon to enter command mode. That is, Escape and :.

  • "STPR-L": Runs gt to go to next tab. Follows brief format of tabs from tab navigation dictionary.

  • "STPR-F": Runs gT to go to previous tab. Follows brief format of tabs from tab navigation dictionary.

  • Quickfix list “command do” to execute {cmd} in each entry of the list: "KHRO*D": "cdo",

  • Vertical split screen: "SR*EUP": ":vsp{#Return}",

  • Ignore case in search: "OEU/KRO*EU": "{^/\\c^}",

  • "SREUPL/KWRUPL": "vimium",

  • "SRUPBLD": "vundle",

  • "PWUPBLD": "bundle",

  • "PHRUG": "plug",

  • Single-stroke Control key () fingerspelling modifier collection:

    • "A*RBL": "{#Control_L(a)}",
    • "PW*RBL": "{#Control_L(b)}",
    • "KR*RBL": "{#Control_L(c)}",
    • "TK*RBL": "{#Control_L(d)}",
    • "*ERBL": "{#Control_L(e)}",
    • "TP*RBL": "{#Control_L(f)}",
    • "TKPW*RBL": "{#Control_L(g)}",
    • "H*RBL": "{#Control_L(h)}",
    • "*EURBL": "{#Control_L(i)}",
    • "SKWR*RBL": "{#Control_L(j)}",
    • "K*RBL": "{#Control_L(k)}",
    • "HR*RBL": "{#Control_L(l)}",
    • "PH*RBL": "{#Control_L(m)}",
    • "TPH*RBL": "{#Control_L(n)}",
    • "O*RBL": "{#Control_L(o)}",
    • "P*RBL": "{#Control_L(p)}",
    • "KW*RBL": "{#Control_L(q)}",
    • "R*RBL": "{#Control_L(r)}",
    • "S*RBL": "{#Control_L(s)}",
    • "T*RBL": "{#Control_L(t)}",
    • "*URBL": "{#Control_L(u)}",
    • "SR*RBL": "{#Control_L(v)}",
    • "W*RBL": "{#Control_L(w)}",
    • "KP*RBL": "{#Control_L(x)}",
    • "KWR*RBL": "{#Control_L(y)}",
    • "STKPW*RBL": "{#Control_L(z)}",
  • STPRO*RB or "RO*RB" to hit Return, Escape, and O for leaving cursor inside a function after writing a pair of brackets.

  • "TPH*EG" to move to the next markdown header and move that heading’s line to the top of the window using vim-markdown

  • "SROEUPBD": "{^}ys{^}", and "SRO*EUPBD": "{^}yS{^}", for yank surround using vim-surround "KHRO*D/SPWAO*UT" to use cdo and s###g | w substitute with a write between each substitution.

  • "STPREG" and STPR*EG to go to next and previous errors (using :cn and :cp).

  • "STPR*EU" enter insert mode and suppress space.

  • "TPR*RBL" as a single-stroke brief to write ⌃] to go to a tag definition

Git Dictionary

Copy the git.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the following briefs:

  • "git" TKPWEUT
  • "add" AD
  • " " S-P
  • "dict" TKEUBGT
  • " ." P-P
  • "JSON" SKWRO*FPB
  • "status" ST*TS
  • "diff" TKEUF
  • " --" TK*RB
  • "cached" KAERBD
  • "commit" KPHEUT
  • " -" H*PB
  • "v" SR*
  • "log" HROG
  • "p" P*
  • "push" PURB
  • "origin" O*RPBLG
  • "master" PHAFRT
  • "pull" PUL
  • "{re^}" RE
  • "base" PWAEUS
  • "check" KHEBG
  • "-out" O*UT
  • "hot" HOT
  • delete space TK-LS
  • "fix TPEUBGS
  • "reset" RE/SET
  • "HEAD" KPA*E/HED
  • "^" KR-RT
  • "/" OEU
  • "gitignore" TKPWEUT/EUG
  • "mergetool" PHERPBLGT
  • "checkout" KHEBGT

Ruby Dictionary

Copy the ruby.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the following briefs:

  • "%>" *ERB/KHRO*EZ (ERB closeing tag)
  • "<%=" *ERB/KPEBG (ERB execute tag)
  • "<%" *ERB/O*EP (ERB opening tag)
  • "utf-" *UFT
  • "utf-8" *UFT/#L
  • "UTF-" *UFT/*UFT
  • "ARGV" A*RG/SR*
  • "ARGF" A*RG/TP*
  • "attr_accessor" A*RT/KPES (attr _ accessor)
  • "attr_reader" A*RT/RAERD (attr _ reader)
  • "attr_writer" A*RT/WREUR (attr _ writer)
  • "after_filter" AF/TP*EURLT (after filter)
  • "before_filter" PW-FR/TP*EURLT (before filter)
  • "ERB" ERB
  • "=>" HARB/RO*BGT (hash rocket)
  • "https://rubygems.org" HAOEPTS/RO*EUB/SKWREPLS
  • "<<-" HAOER/TKO*BG (heredoc)
  • "<<-ERROR" HAOER/TKO*BG/ROEUR (heredoc error)
  • "::" KHR-PBS (colons)
  • ".html.erb" P-P/HAOEPLT/ERB
  • "params[:" PRA*PLS/PWR-BGT
  • "rspec" R*/SP*EBG
  • "rspec-rerun:spec" R*/SP*EBG/RE/RUPB/SP*EBG
  • "rspec-rerun/tasks" R*/SP*EBG/RE/RUPB/TAFBGS
  • "regex" REG/EBG
  • "regexp" REG/EBGS
  • "rubygems" RO*EUB/SKWREPLS
  • "def" TK-F
  • "nokogiri" TPHO/KO/TKPWEU/REU
  • "flash[:" TPHRARB/PWR-BGT
  • "flash[:error]" TPHRARB/PWR-BGT/ROEUR
  • "flash[:success]" TPHRARB/PWR-BGT/SKES
  • "flash[:notice]" TPHRARB/PWR-BGT/TPH-TS

Technical Dictionaries

  • Copy the haxe.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "OEP/TK-LS/TP*/HR*/P-P": "openfl.".
  • Copy the html.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "HR*EF": "href",.
  • Copy the css-alignment.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "TPHREBGS": "flex",.
  • Copy the css-declarations.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "KA*LG": "calc",.
  • Copy the css-media-object.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "*EUPBLG": "img",.
  • Copy the javascript.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "TKPWET/EL/*EPLT/PWEU/EUD": "getElementById",.
  • Copy the jquery.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "HRO*ER/SKWR*/KWAO*ER": "jquery".
  • Copy the react.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "TH-P/SET/STA*ET/PR*EPBS": "{>}this.setState()",.
  • Copy the python.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "PAOEU/S*FR": "python -m SimpleHTTPServer",.
  • Copy the ux-design.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "AOUBLT": "usability",.
  • Copy the sketch-app.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs like: "SK*EFP/PHR-P": "{#Alt_L(Super_L(Up))}", to move layers.
  • Copy the code.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use various briefs relating to coding and the command line.

Other Collection Dictionaries

Common Words Dictionary

This dictionary consists of common words already available in the default Plover dictionary. If you need only the common words for some reason, copy the common-words.json file into your dictionary folder and add it to your Plover config to use the briefs for a thousand or so common English words.

Di's dictionaries

I’ve started marking my custom dictionaries with di- or -di in the filename. For example, di-briefs.json contains my own personal briefs while briefs.json contains briefs extracted from dict.json that exist in the core Plover dictionary. Ditto with di-nouns.json and nouns.json as well as di-proper-nouns.json and proper-nouns.json.

Contributing

If you notice a misstroke, please mention it. This will help future stenographers learning from Typey Type for Stenographers have a better experience learning stenography. You can use the Typey Type feedback form or create a new issue for each misstroke or set of misstrokes you find. Please make a note of the dictionary, misstroke entry, and expected or suggested strokes.

See the CONTRIBUTING guidelines to learn more.

Better briefs

When proposing better briefs, here are some suggestions:

  • Check your dictionary for similar strokes. There might be unexpected conflicts around your preferred brief.
  • Check your dictionary for similar word beginnings and endings. There might be a set of relevant strokes that suggest a better brief. There might also be similar words that need new briefs at the same time to be consistent.
  • Check for potential conflicts or word boundary errors, especially when using strokes used for prefixes or suffixes.
  • Ask the community for suggestions.

Looking for misstrokes

  • Words containing "b" with a stroke that is missing P or W is probably a misstroke. You can search for that with a regex like one of these:
/.*P[^W]\+[AOEU*-]\+.*": ".*b.*"
/.*[^P]W\+[AOEU*-]\+.*": ".*b.*"
  • Strokes containing OEU that aren't used for "oi" sounds like "boy" or "oil" are probably a misstroke or a brief:
/[^A]OEU.*": "[^o][^iy]\+",

Plover’s dictionary

Plover’s issue 400 exists to report suggestions for changing the default dictionary.

Typey Type aims to:

“Access” and “excess”

As noted in this comment on issue 400, there are conflicts and inconsistencies around these briefs:

  • "KPESZ": "excess",
  • "KPES": "access",
  • "KPES/S*EUF": "excessive",
  • "KPES/-BL": "accessible",
  • "SEBLT": "accessibility",
  • "KPES/REUS": "accessories",
  • "SESZ/PAOL": "cesspool",

It looks to me like:

  • "acc-" briefs are generally stroked "A/K…" or sometimes "SE…" while
  • "exce-" briefs are generally stroked "KPE…", or "EBGS/" in long form,
  • words with a double 's' are sometimes stroked with "SZ", and
  • the "SES/PAOL" brief for "cesspool" could be used instead of "SESZ/PAOL",

So I'd suggest:

  • "KPES" could be "excess" rather than "access".
  • We could create a new brief for "access" using "SESZ".
  • We could include briefs that use suffix strokes like "SESZ/-BL" for "accessible".
  • We could change "accessory" to "SESZ/REU".
  • We could remove "SESZ/PAOL", to avoid word boundaries errors when trying to write "access pool" e.g. "To access pool facilities…", which might otherwise produce "To cesspool facilities…" if "SESZ" were "access".

The main briefs might then be:

"SESZ": "access",
"SESZ/REU": "accessory",
"SEBL": "accessible",
"SEBLT": "accessibility",
"KPES": "excess",
"KPES/S*EUF": "excessive",
"SES/PAOL": "cesspool",

Altogether:

"SESZ": "access",
"SESZ/-BL": "accessible",
"SESZ/-BLT": "accessibility",
"SEBL": "accessible",
"SEBLT": "accessibility",
"EUPB/SESZ/-BL": "inaccessible",
"EUPB/SESZ/-BLT": "inaccessibility",
"SESZ/REU": "accessory",
"SESZ/REUS": "accessories",
"SESZ/RAOEUZ": "accessorize",
"KPES": "excess",
"KPES/S*EUF": "excessive",
"SES/PAOL": "cesspool",

Removals:

-"SESZ/PAOL": "cesspool",
-"KPES": "access",
-"KPES/-BL": "accessible",
-"KPES/REUS": "accessories",
-"KPES/TO": "access to",

If these changes are merged in Plover’s default dictionary, we can restore these to [briefs.json]:

"KPES": "excess",
"KPESZ": "excess",
"KP*ES": "excess",
"SESZ": "access",
"SESZ/-BL": "accessible",
"SESZ/-BLT": "accessibility",
"SEBL": "accessible",
"SEBLT": "accessibility",
"SEUBLT": "accessibility",

“Honour”

Default Plover does not have an entry for "HO*URPB": "honour", so the only way to stroke this entry in Typey Type is to use the Australian English dictionary or fingerspell. If "honour" gets added upstream in Plover, then great, and this entry can be re-changed to "HO*URPB": "honour"..

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License

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