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lea mar

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Apr 5, 2021, 7:34:29 PMApr 5
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I have no problems running Plover with my Stentura400 but the translation comes out on my computer screen as some unknown Greek gibberish -- makes absolutely no sense.  Does anyone know why this is happening?

Benoit Pierre

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Apr 5, 2021, 7:57:37 PMApr 5
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On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 1:34 AM lea mar <leama...@gmail.com> wrote:
I have no problems running Plover with my Stentura400 but the translation comes out on my computer screen as some unknown Greek gibberish -- makes absolutely no sense.  Does anyone know why this is happening?

You'll have to provide more information:
- what version of Plover are you using?
- what's your operating system?
- do you get the correct strokes in the paper tape?
- in which application are you typing?
- define Greek gibberish: can you provide an example of the expected and actual outputs?

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Noelia

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Apr 5, 2021, 11:46:29 PMApr 5
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I think you may check and provide more info to get a more precise
answer, for example, the system you're using, installed plugins,
active dictionaries, if you can type correctly with the standard
keyboard, if this happens in one or more text processors or editors,
operative system, etc.
Hope this helps.
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lea mar

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Apr 6, 2021, 1:11:03 PMApr 6
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Thanks Pierre and Noelia for your responses.  My laptop is a chromebook which Plover won't work on so I'm using my husband's computer
and I think it's Windows 10. I'm using  MS Word, and yes I can read my notes very
well on the paper tape with only occasional shadowing. I believe I'm using the 3.1.1 version of Plover that is on their
website -- is there a newer version.? 
 I don't have a clue about plug ins.

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Apr 6, 2021, 1:24:24 PMApr 6
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Shot in the dark, perhaps the wrong machine is selected. For example, when I use my Stenomod, I have to use the TX Bolt option. But when I use my Diamante, I have to use the Stentura option.  When you click the configure button, and you go to the machine tab, does it say Stentura? 

The only time I've seen hieroglyphics was during a printer malfunction. It's possible there's something going on in your RAM. It might be worth restarting the computer to refresh it. 

lea mar

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Apr 6, 2021, 1:46:25 PMApr 6
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Yes Chris, it does say Stentura and Connected.  I guess I could try some of the other options such as TX though
and see what happens.  It actually does translate some of my words and briefs but only a small portion.  I can't
believe my writing skill is that bad!

christop...@gmail.com

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Apr 6, 2021, 1:56:30 PMApr 6
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It's unlikely to be your writing skill unless you're talking about untranslated letters. Are you talking about untranslated letters or are you talking about actual hieroglyphics / wingdings type stuff?  Untranslated strokes might look like /STPHAO or /STRAEUR or something like that.  If stuff is not translating, it means the software is working fine, but there may not be a dictionary loaded, or there may be a very small dictionary loaded. Do you know what dictionary you have loaded? 

I keep an old RTF copy of mine. You can maybe use it to test whether it's the dictionary. https://www.dropbox.com/s/y0m490ef0bhga4y/Personal%20Dictionary_D.rtf?dl=0

lea mar

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Apr 6, 2021, 4:44:01 PMApr 6
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Hmmmm....it does look a bit like your description of untranslated strokes. I do have a dictionary loaded as I can check it for strokes and even add some of
my own briefs -- or at least I think I'm adding them.  I think the dictionary is main.json but not sure about that.  Maybe I'll just stick with  the paper tape.  😁

Ted Morin

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Apr 6, 2021, 4:53:10 PMApr 6
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Hi Lea,

I'd recommend using the latest version of Plover, which is still in development, version 4.

You can find the latest "weekly" build on this page: https://github.com/openstenoproject/plover/releases

If you are willing to register for an account on https://GitHub.com, there's an **even newer** version available at the bottom of the page here: https://github.com/openstenoproject/plover/actions/runs/720305134

Hopefully we will be releasing version 4 soon, as it has hundreds of improvements over version 3, including fixes related to keyboard layout handling.

All the best,
Ted

lea mar

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Robert Fontaine

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@Ted

When I look at Releases I see

  morinted released this on Jul 2, 2018 at the top of the page.


It might be worthwhile update or deprecating this page.



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Ted Morin

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That, unfortunately, is currently the latest "weekly" release 😛 we'll be updating it soon, and hopefully introducing a new "continuous" release that will update every time there's a code change.

lea mar

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Apr 6, 2021, 5:07:34 PMApr 6
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That's what I'm seeing too -- dated 2018  ??

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lea mar

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Ted -- can you give me a specific link to version 4?  I don't see it.

Noelia

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Ted Morin<mori...@gmail.com>
6 de abril de 2021, 23:03 wrote:
> we'll be updating it soon, and hopefully introducing a new "continuous" release that will update every time there's a code change.

This would be great! In the meantime, I'll download artifacts
generated from GitHub Actions.

I use this action to create a release named latest when I push to
master on some projects maintained by me:

https://github.com/marvinpinto/action-automatic-releases

Thanks for your work.


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> That, unfortunately, is currently the latest "weekly" release 😛 we'll be
> updating it soon, and hopefully introducing a new "continuous" release that
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