Monday, December 6, 2021

New Plover Practice Exercises!!

Plover Discord member plants has just released a great new learning resource called Plover Practice Exercises! Not only does it offer a brisk walkthrough of the basics of Plover theory with inline practice items for each principle, but it's got an ingenious extra gimmick as well:

At the bottom of most sections is a widget that randomizes sentences from the chapter and synthesizes audio for writing using meSpeak.js. There are word speed and gap controls which control both the audio of the randomized sentences and also for the individual sentences. As the minimum WPM speed is 80WPM, to slow down the rate even further, the word gap can be increased. Synthesis takes a few seconds to finish before audio starts playing. The randomized sentences are initially hidden in order to write by dictation.

Fantastic stuff!!

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