Monday, October 18, 2021

Personal Dictionaries In Typey Type

Diana, creator of Typey Type, has just enabled a cool new experimental feature that allows users to get hints based on their own dictionary entries while using Typey Type.

She says:
It’s experimental but you can add your dictionaries and see your entries appear in Lookup! This lets you look up your briefs on your phone when you’re away from your computer, and shows your dictionary entries when building custom lessons.

You can also opt into the bleeding-edge experiment to “Show your dictionary entries in lesson hints”. This means for standard Typey Type lessons, you’ll see your own dictionary strokes if you have an entry for a word, and Typey Type’s entry if you do not.

Typey Type will also try to use your entries for capitalisation and spacing. For the existing entry, “KPAOEPB/KWRA”: “Xena”, you can use “xena” in your custom lesson and if you have custom entries for capitalisation, such as “TPHRO*ER”: “{>}”, Typey Type will use them to create hints like TPHRO*ER/KPAOEPB/KWRA. It’ll also try to be smart about punctuation, numbers, and fingerspelling entries.

This has been a long time in the making, a highly sought after feature, and I’ve had to overhaul huge parts of Typey Type to make it possible, so I’m very excited to start sharing this with more people!

There’s more work to be done but if you have feedback, I’d love to hear it!
What a fantastic feature! Superb work.

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