I found only this info: Sturmey Archer shifter compatibility?
Do you know any similar info about 9-, 11- and 12-gear hubs?

I am looking for something compatible with 8-speed sturmey-archer (4.93mm cable movement per gear) and with drop handlebar.

Or (weird idea #1) are there any multipliers for adapting unsuitable shifters and hubs?
Or (weird idea #2) highly-configurable shifters?