Plover Dictionary Builder
Add new vocabulary to your dictionaries faster than ever before
- Add option to have a translation per line.
- Add option to transform text to upper or lowercase.
How to Use
Part 1: Selecting Text
- Get a word list or article to scan for vocabulary.
- Paste your text into the dictionary builder.
- For building up with word lists or phrases, you can select "Treat each line as one translation".
- Select whether you'd like to see words that are already defined in your dictionary. If you only want to see new words, leave this unchecked.
- Apply a text transformation if you'd like to avoid being case-sensitive or must work in all caps.
- Click "Start Building".
Part 2: Building
See the various parts of the builder:
- Progress indicator
- Entry definer:
- Dictionary: the dictionary that the next stroke will go into on "Add".
- Strokes: Your steno machine will write with raw steno into the strokes box. This is how you will define your desired strokes.
- Translation: auto-filled as you go through words, but can be edited if needed.
- What's in your dictionary:
- The first box contains what your current steno maps to in your dictionaries.
- The second box shows you how it's currently possible to write the target word.
- Both these boxes update as you create new strokes.
- The word order. You can tackle words from your text in several orders, which should help with different kinds of texts you might be working on. The options are:
- Frequency: most frequently used words in the text appear first.
- Order of Appearance: unique words in the order that they appear in the text.
- Alphabetical: unique words sorted alphabetically.
- The word list. The selected word is the current one being defined. You can clicked on any word to jump to it.
- The controls:
Back to Input: stop building and go back to the text-entry
- Keyboard shortcut: Escape, close button, or Ctrl W
Previous: change "Translation" to previous word
- Keyboard shortcut: Up
Next: change "Translation" to next word
- Keyboard shortcut: Down
Undo: remove the last definition you made
- Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl Z (you might need to make sure you aren't in a text box for this shortcut to activate)
Add and Next: add the strokes and translation to the selected dictionary then go to the next word
- Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl S
Add: add the strokes and translation to the selected dictionary and keep the current word for another definition
- Keyboard shortcut: Return/Enter
- Back to Input: stop building and go back to the text-entry
All changes you make in the dictionary builder are saved automatically as you go.
This plugin is licensed under GPLv2, or any later version.