Saturday, September 19, 2020

Thai Steno!

Parnikkapore on the Plover Discord is working on implementing a steno layout for Thai!
Thai steno layout
More-or-less-full specs for my 1st gen Thai steno layout.

The layout is phonetically arranged (to an extent) and heavily depends on multi-key letters, so it's not very brief friendly. Also: Someone's gonna nickname this the "อีแมว layout" because that phrase means something like "you/that [expletive] cat", but very socially unacceptable (though if you actually stroke อีแมว you'll get เอ็บ, which is not a word). The 5 tones are encoded on the vowel bar, and the 40-or-so vowels are on the U key and the third quarter from the left.

Seriously, how freaking cool is that?! I hope this is the start of a thriving open source Thai steno community!

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