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Probaway - Script A Shorthand Alphabet Writing System.

How You Can Write Four Times Faster.

© 1995, 2006 by Charles Scamahorn

Probaway-Script is a single-stroke alphabet with 26 letters and 5 rules.

The letters are always written in the shapes shown and in the directions shown with the arrows.

Click here for a better quality, printable PDF of the Probaway-SCRIPT chart below.

A picture of the complete Probaway-Script shorthand system.

Above is a remade picture of the 1995 Proba Script (Proba was changed in 2007 to Probaway) which has been slightly modified to make it a more web ready document. Click here for a Printable PDF comparison to other shorthand systems taken from Wickpedia.

A GIF picture of the Probaway-Script version of the Lord's Prayer.
Click here for a Printable PDF work chart.file

A picture of the Probaway-Script shorthand system printable worksheet.
Your eye needs practice to read automatically. Provided below are "The Art Of War" by Sun Tzu and "The Sign Of The Four" by Conan Doyle. It will be much easier to learn if you print out the PDFs and read them through a few times a day until you can see the words automatically. Do a little writing but not too much so as to avoid developing bad habits. Once your eye knows what the words look like your hand will soon learn to write the words rather than draw the letters. You will be able to learn this system more easily if you print these PDF files out!
Generally upon the first usage of a proper name or any strange word write it in normal Probaway Script. Then put in that words vowels lightly and underline the word. On later usage of the word just write it out in normal Probaway Script.

The Art Of War

by Sun Tzu - 500 BC

Rendered into English in 1977 and into Probaway-Script in 2006 by Charles Scamahorn
Plain text The Art of War
Probaway-Script - The Art Of War - PDF - page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47,
Each page is about 27 Kb each

The Sign Of The Four

by Arthur Conan Doyle


Click here for a printable PDF file of page 1,

All 14 Probaway-Script pages of Chapter 1 of "The Sign Of The Four" at one time. 279 Kb
When you can read this moderately difficult hundred year old text you will be able to easily read common modern text.
Also, you will find it helpful to print out a plain text version in PDF.
Click here for a simulated Probaway Script copy done in plain text Courier font.
An approach to a similar problem of contraction of words is the spelling of peoples names. It is known as Soundex.

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