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RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - 075 - 02-09-2015

I'm boring. I use normal QWERTY Swedish layout.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - Houseoftea - 02-09-2015

(02-09-2015, 04:09 PM)075 Wrote: I'm boring. I use normal QWERTY Swedish layout.

I'm more boring, English QWERTY

To be fair, an alternate keyboard layout is not high on priorities at the moment.
I go back to school in less than 24 hours and I need to start my AP US history work that I put off all summer.

Too much *nix not enough homework


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - Pr0Wolf29 - 10-09-2015

I only bother to know QWERTY since I know I'll end up using someone else's keyboard at some point.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - ninjacharlie - 10-09-2015

I use (English) QWERTY, because I'm fairly adept at it (can get up to 110 WPM), and for convenience sake. I'm sure DVORAK is great, but learning it would take a while, and it would make using any other keyboard difficult.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - RoastPotatoes - 12-09-2015

I use colemak at an average of 80 wpm. I once reached 111 but that was a freak accident.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - neeasade - 18-12-2018

I'm now very comfortable with colemak, and posted about my experience learning it on the colemak forum: https://forum.colemak.com/topic/2483-25-months-colemakdh-55wpm-vim-comfy-hand-roles/


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - jkl - 18-12-2018

I find non-QWERTZ layouts weird, to be honest.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - atbd - 19-12-2018

I use bépo, really comfortable to write french rapidly.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - twee - 22-12-2018

I used Dvorak for around half a year. I definitely felt an improvement. But I had to give it up because I have to use a lot of computers which I can't choose a keyboard for.


RE: Which keyboard layout(s) do you use? - budRich - 30-12-2018

I am Swedish. That means that i have been forced to use the terrible "Nordic QWERTY layout". At first glance it might not look that much different from normal QWERTY. But for anyone using special symbols (programmers, *nixers) it is the worst layout ever.

The nordic layout is shared with denmark and norway, since all three countries have three letters that aren't used in many other languages, but are very common in ours: åäö (in norway and denmark they look a bit different, but are more or less the same letter/sound).

I don't know who or when, but to make room for these characters on the keyboard, Ö and Ä are placed to the right of L on the home row, and Å is placed to the right of P. The characters that are normally there are more or less randomly scattered across the keyboard.

I lived in Greece for a year, the Greek language have over 20 unique chartacters, but their keyboard layout is more or less exactly like ANSI with an extra layer. This is when i really understood how much better ANSI is compared to the nordic layout, and it took me just a a month or so to get faster with it then the nordic one.

The only drawback for me, as a Swede, is of course that with ANSI layout it is difficult to type the swedish letters.

But a while back ago i found a repo on github, where a dude had created a custom layout, that is ANSI with an extra layer:
hold Alt Gr and press the keys where öäå (;'[) is, to type the swedish chars. (shift + Alt Gr to type them capitalized).
https://github.com/sebastiw/keyboard-layout

And this is the layout I have been using for over two years now. I can't take people defending the nordic layout serious.

My WPM is ~80 right now. (i use klavaro, gtypist and 10fastfingers to practice)