Glue Stroke Syntax (Eclipse)

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A glue stroke is excellent for emails, hashtags, websites, and twitter handles. It is dangerous though, in that if you accidentally hit it, everything from then on will glue together. As such, you cannot use strokes like these unless you monitor your screen, i.e., provide realtime. I have seen reporters go to depos with no laptop. A stroke like this cannot be in your dictionary if you can’t see your screen.

GLAO*U will be defined as {/?GLO}.
OFF/OFF, O*F, and GLOF should be defined as {GLUEOFF}. If that doesn’t work, define it as {/?GLF}.
It is important to put in many ways to turn it off, but only ONE way to turn the stroke on.

Here are other entries you want in your dictionary:
HARBT = hashtag
HA*RBT #{^}{/?GLO} = for hashtags (#steno)
A*T @{^}{/?GLO} = for twitter handles (@MoreComrade)

You should define .com, .org, .net, and so on with {GLUEOFF} at the end of the entry.
.com KO*MD = {^.com}{GLUEOFF} or {^.com}{/?GLF}
.net N*ETD = {^.net}{GLUEOFF}
.org O*RGD = {^.org}{GLUEOFF}
.gov GOVD = {^.gov}{GLUEOFF}
.us DOT/*US = {^.us}{GLUEOFF}

Another extremely helpful macro is force stitch, but I will cover that in another post. Outside of these two entries (force stitch and force glue), I do not have any other macros you need to watch out for while writing.

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