Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Tons of Javelin Improvements!

Javelin, the Embedded Steno Engine, has gotten a ton of upgrades recently. From Jeffrey, its creator:
Over the last couple of weeks, Javelin has seen a number of improvements. Initial support for Asterisk has been added. A couple of long standing issues resolved, and a more robust translation windowing mechanism (how many strokes to consider when converting to text) has been implemented, with a side effect of dramatically improving performance, which also improves battery life on the Jarne.

Over a slightly longer timeframe (few months), there have been other improvements. Here are just a few:

• Improved Linux/Android compatibility

• Added =retro_transform command -- this is particularly useful if you want to share strokes or definitions in your dictionary.

Documentation here

• Added TX Bolt and ProCAT output support

• Added dynamic TRS/bluetooth hotplug support for Jarne Variant B

• Added Yubikey support to Jarne

• Improved support for media keys

If you haven't rebuilt a full firmware in a while, now may be a good time; and keep the feedback/bug reports coming!

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Paul's Q&A Plugin

Somehow I missed this when Paul posted it back in October! Paul made a Plover plugin for legal testimony to follow up his 2021 post on the subject, and the above is a video demonstrating it in action. I'm happy to say the only time I've had to do this sort of writing is when I've taken the NCRA certification tests (I've got a CRC and an RDR); since I'm temperamentally averse to the legal side of steno, I've never actually done this sort of thing in a real deposition or courtroom. But it's cool to know that Plover is up to the challenge!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Typey Type Now Works Better With Screenreaders!

The wonderful Di of DiDoesDigital has improved accessibility on Typey Type, fixing some incompatibilities with screen readers and making a few other bug fixes as well. All extremely good and important stuff!

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Programming With Steno at EmacsConf!

Check out this awesome video on programming in steno from Discord member Sequential Design at EmacsConf 2023!!