A Whole Newspaper in Shorthand?

This is surely a first for shorthand on the web – a newsheet web-page rendered entirely in shorthand.

Prof Waldir Cury runs the excellent Taquigrafia website in Brazil and is an expert shorthand practitioner.

Keen to help his students improve their shorthand skills, he has now taken the plunge and developed an entire web page in shorthand. And he now plans to release a new newspage entirely in shorthand each month!
In his note to the MSN Gregg Shorthand group, Prof Cury said: “I invite you to take a look at the new page of my website: a whole page in Shorthand.

“Its name: “Shorthand Newspaper”.  Every month a new page will be launched.  The aim: to help the online students to develop their shorthand reading.

“I hope you like the idea.  And I also hope that many other shorthand website owners will do the same, so that we can have in a very short time many shorthand pages like that – using different systems.

“The system used in the “Shorthand Newspaper” is the Maron System, a Brazilian one.  So, I hope you will like it.”

Waldir – for what it is worth I think it is an inspired idea and the only thing quite like it on the web. I’m certain others will follow suit.


2 thoughts on “A Whole Newspaper in Shorthand?

  • March 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I’m not sure this is a first! I learned Pitman shorthand during the early 1950’s at school, and each month we received a Pitman Shorthand Magazine written entirely in shorthand and consisting of stories and even a crossword. I wonder if anybody remembers this?

  • April 10, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Janet – thank you the response and of course, you’re quite right! And indeed you can get entire books published in Pitman – Alice in Wonderland for example.

    Luckily – and I’m being cheeky here – I did make sure I only said it was a “first for shorthand on the web”…Even then, I could well still be wrong!


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