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Three typing tutors and a boy

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on September 09, 2008 08:32 AM
Why not try DVORAK layout? If you really would like to type blind then what is written on the keys is not important since you are not looking at it.
The very big advantage of DVORAK is that the home row contains on the left the vowels a i o e and on the right the most frequent consonants.
Underlying principles:
from wikipedia:
Dvorak studied letter frequencies and the physiology of people's hands and created a layout to adhere to these principles:

* Letters should be typed by alternating between hands.
* For maximum speed and efficiency, the most common letters and digraphs should be the easiest to type. This means that they should be on the home row, which is where the fingers rest, and under the strongest fingers.
* The least common letters should be on the bottom row, which is the hardest row to reach.
* The right hand should do more of the typing, because most people are right-handed.
* Digraphs should not be typed with adjacent fingers.
* Stroking should generally move from the edges of the board to the middle. An observation of this principle is that, for many people, when tapping fingers on a table, it is easier going from little finger to index than vice versa. This motion on a keyboard is called inboard stroke flow.

Now by design the DVORAK is superior to QWERTY. IF RSI is important to you DVORAK is by design a big plus.
SInce it is supported on all OS-es you will always be able to map your QWERTY to DVORAK.

Marcel Geijsberts
The Netherlands


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