Court reporters' machines - how do they work?

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    This had bugged me for years, every time I see a courtroom scene in a film.

    There are always shots of the court stenographer pounding away on a little machine that can't have no more than a dozen or so keys.

    What's the deal with so few keys, and how can that work?

    (or are there actually 26 keys? I dunno, it sure doesn't seem so)

    Jon
     
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