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Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - berk - 25-07-2013

The Unix community differs from other people in their software and hardware choices, so I thought - we probably have individuals who differ in their keyboard layout choices.

In this thread we hear out such individuals commenting on their keyboard layouts. I'll be first;

I have used QWERTY for 9 years. Today I switched to *Colemak* on my phone and my tablet. I haven't got used to it yet, but I found it easy to adapt (especially for someone who comes from QWERTY). I wrote this in Colemak. I'm a happy man.

There also is a Turkish F-keyboard that I used to be fluent in. I haven't used it for a year, though.

yrmt: I know that you have Colemak 2bwm config file, I will use it when I come back home (in a month or so) :)

QWFPGJLUY
ARSTDHNEIO
ZXCVBKM.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - shtols - 25-07-2013

QWERTZ. Haven't really tried anything else except a short stint into Dvorak.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - yrmt - 25-07-2013

Colemak is very comfy. I can't get past 80wpm with it but that's just me :)


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - Ippytraxx - 25-07-2013

QWERTY ISO Nordic layout for now. Getting a Keycool 84 with US International layout.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - crshd - 25-07-2013

Self-modified "programmer's" QWERTZ. Plenty fast and comfortable with it, don't think I'll be changing anytime soon.

Didn't we have a thread about this before?


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - Jayro - 25-07-2013

You guys should try using this website to gauge how fast you can type.

[http://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/english](http://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/english)

I use a QWERTY layout and was able to hit 90 words per minute. I also don't type the way most people are taught to type with their fingers placed on asdf and hjkl by default.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - shtols - 25-07-2013

QWERTZ is the German version of QWERTY, yep. And because my ancestors decided to make funny letters such as ä, ö or ü we have our own layout. I think everybody else in the western world uses QWERTY per default.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - crshd - 25-07-2013

Yeah, I hardly use those, since most of time I'm typing English anyways, so I put {[]} on ö and ä, to type them quickly without breaking my right hand. They're still accessible via Alt Gr + original keys if I need them.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - jobss - 31-08-2013

I used QWERTY for my entire life, and may not change that. Although I do like how Colemak is setup. I only ever avg. 60 wpm. On a cold day, only like 30 wpm.

Don't ever crack your knuckles, I never knew how much it could slow down your typing.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - kopri - 31-08-2013

I type 60 wpm with QWERTY, but I don't use home keys, I mostly use 2 fingers because I'm an idiot. I was thinking of changing to Colemak and forcing myself to learn to type correctly.