steno: samples

Shorthand texts are shown as parallel editions*(PDF-files) or as live texts*, i.e. DjVu-files, which can be read without shorthand knowledge with a DjVu Browser Plug-in.

Lewis Caroll: Father William's song (from Alice in Wonderland)
pp. 53--56 in Pitman New Era shorthand
parallel edition (3.685MB) / live text (0.114MB)
pp. 1--4 in Pitman 2000 shorthand generated with text2Pitman
live text (0.067MB)
pp. 54--57 in Anniversary Gregg shorthand
parallel edition (3.210MB) / live text (0.098MB)
pp. 1--4 in Centennial Gregg shorthand generated with text2Gregg
live text (0.078MB)
Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle (extract)
pp. 1--5 written in Anniversary Gregg Shorthand (1929-)
parallel edition (3.218MB) / live text (0.087MB)
Heinrich Heine: Harz Journey (passage from Osterode to Clausthal)
pp. 8--13 in Gabelsberber shorthand
parallel edition (5.308MB) / live text (0.137MB)
pp. 10--13 in Stolze-Schrey shorthand
parallel edition (5.092MB) / live text (0.095MB)
pp. 1--13 in DEK-Verkehrsschrift generated with text2DEK
live text (0.222MB) / version to print (duplex/short edge 0.7MB)
annotated live texts written in Anniversary Gregg Shorthand (1929-):
E. A. Poe: A Descent into the Maelstrom (1.78 MB)
W. Irving: Rip van Winkle (0.6MB)
150 years ago (on 26th November 1864), Lewis Caroll completed the original version of Alice. On this occasion, we present "Jabberwocky" in Pitman 2000 shorthand.
 
 
 
 
 
 

In a sample parallel edition (p. 2 from "Rip van Winkle" in Gregg shorthand) we can see three blocks: the shorthand page on the left, the text transcription and the footnotes on the right. The corresponding lines are identified with the help of a superscript number (1,...,16) before the lines. The footnotes in text are numbered by lowecase Latin letters (a):

An early example of a parallel edition is the OEuvre Neue Vervollkomnungen in der deutschen Redezeichenkunst oder Stenographie", 2. Auflage, München 1849 by Franz Xaver Gabelsberger with the Uebersetzung des stenographisches Theils (Translation (178 pp.) of the shorhand part (147 pp.)):


In an example of a live text (p. 2 from "Rip van Winkle" in Gregg shorthand) we can see that the DjVu-file is searchable, e.g. searching for "shingle" yields the emphasized line containing this word(part); alternatively going with a mouse over the shorthand lines shows the underlying text.

© S. J. Šarman