What is shorthand typing?

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Shorthand typing is a system that uses short symbols with which typists write more quickly. It is most frequently used by stenographers and transcriptionists to record the spoken word.

Several shorthand systems of characters have developed over the centuries, but many countries have an officially accepted form of shorthand. Typists must take classes to learn the unique language of shorthand and how to use it. Stenographers and others who use shorthand type on a special keyboard that features the shorthand characters. These keyboards have fewer keys than traditional keyboards so that the typist's hands can move more quickly across the keyboard.

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