Monday, November 24, 2014

Two Quick Links

First, a fantastic post on the Plover Aviary by ezyang, detailing the ups and downs of just beginning in steno.

Second, a new dictionary generated by Ted, which allows you to use the "EU" inversion flag on numbers of more than two digits.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

jasonj said...

Hi Mirabai,
I'm having issues with some of the punctuation strokes on the learn Plover page just not working.

/ OEU does nothing.

KR-RT does nothing
( PREPB types--> paren
) PR*EPB types--> PR*EPB

etc.
downloaded from https://github.com/openstenoproject/plover

jasonj said...

My plover is working for the most part, just some strokes are not.

Any help would be appreciated.

Charles Shattuck said...

I've just accepted that some of the punctuation strokes mentioned in "Learning Plover" are not in the dictionary for whatever reason. I've used it as an excuse to learn to add my own. It is too bad that the default dictionary doesn't seem to match up with "Learning Plover" though.

Edward Z. Yang said...

Charles, jasonj, I think the problem here is you installed Plover prior to fixes to the default dictionary which synchronized it with Learning Plover. When you upgrade Plover, it does NOT automatically upgrade your dictionary (that makes sense, right? After all, who knows what you've done to your dictionary.) But it means that your dictionary might be stale. You can force Plover to regenerate it by blowing away your old config directory, but it's not great since you'll lose any other briefs you added. (Maybe you have to use the latest Git version of Plover too)

jasonj said...

Just reinstalled and getting same issue. Downloaded from https://github.com/openstenoproject/plover/releases for windows

jasonj said...

I deleted the dictionairy then installed latest version.

jasonj said...

dictionary*

Edward Z. Yang said...

Okay, maybe the release isn't recent enough.

Hm... Well, the zip seems to have the entry for slash... Which file did you delete?

jasonj said...

dict.json
plover.cfg
plover.log

jasonj said...

i've been testing by trying to type PREPB and PR*EPB for ( )

jasonj said...

perhaps a copy of a proper dictionary file is in order. know where to get?

jasonj said...

Found the entry and tried it. Did not work.

"OEU": "{/}",

OEU types nothing for me

jasonj said...

looks like the update did not make it to the windows release. look here
https://github.com/openstenoproject/plover/tree/master/plover/assets

and look at this line:
dict_suffix.json ------> Add symbols from Learn Plover Lesson 7: Non-Letters

Edward Z. Yang said...

Ah, I bet that the Windows installer is out of date.