Stenograghy is awesomely fast - Proficient users can type as quickly as most people can speak. But the downside of it is that you need to learn a whole new keyboard layout in order to use it AND you need to learn a new 'spelling' for every single word you'd like to type.
kbd aims to be a middle road, exposing a suite of chorded keyboard shortcuts on top of your existing keyboard layout. RightGui+t becomes 'the '. RightGui+u becomes 'you '. You get to use your existing keyboad and layout unchanged, AND each new chord you learn instantly speeds up your current typing.
The current version is a prototype, only working on linux.
You'll need gcc, clang, or other C complier, and 'tup', a build system.
tup init tup
- Add smart backspace and punctuation
- Add support for common symbols
- Add some method of suffix affixation - ing, 's, etc
- Free chord tree before close
- Make loading detect duplicate chords in dictionary
- Create a way to learn chords
- Add a qwerty-oriented dictionary (current assumes colemak)
- Add windows version - Requires an entirely separate program
- Add in-keyboard version via QMK. Dict in header.