Create Your Own Shorthand!

June 2024

I just wanted to share a project I've been working on over the past month: a free online resource to help introduce beginners to shorthand. The website even includes a software tool to render arbitrary text in your own shorthand system.

The frontend is HTML + Javascript, and the rendering code is written in Golang compiled to WASM. The Go rendering code can also be run independently.

To my knowledge, it is the only software that attempts to tackle this problem in a general-purpose way. There are plenty of shorthand rendering projects that target a specific shorthand system (like steno: Gregg), but my tool allows the user to define the grammar for parsing text (in 25 possible languages) into their shorthand system.


Visit the site here.