What is a Stenotype Keyboard?

A stenotype is a specialized chorded keyboard used by stenographers for shorthand use. Many stenographers use it for court reporting or captioning.

The stenotype keyboard does not contain all the letters of the English alphabet, letter combinations are substituted for the missing letters.

Norma Miller, head of White Coat captioning, uses a stenotype for her business

The stenotype keyboard has far fewer keys than a conventional alphanumeric keyboard.

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