Hey fediverse, what layout are you using? Vote for and comment for other layouts.
Would love to hear your thoughts on Colemak and Workman specifically. Boosts appreciated.

Thanks for participating all, good to see there are a few users around here. I'm planning to start with Colemak mod-dhm on a split ortho linear keyboard.
If anyone stumbles upon this in the future, there was a lot of good discussion on this other thread:

@shom Colemak is well supported and a great layout, it just makes typing a lot more comfortable for me at least, stuff some mods in there and it's close to perfect,also it has good support for other languages which is important for me since I write regularly in 3 different ones,and it's nice not having to switch the layout all the time.

@sotolf Thanks for your replies, multi-language (on phone at least) and wide-support are definitely important. Which mods are you using?

@shom on a phone I use qwerty because it's better supported. I use the curl mod, the angle mod and wide mod, plus the extend mod, so basically it spreads the hands out a bit of some more commonly used keys are in better position, and the left and right hand both has an outward angle instead of both leaning right as on the normal setting, extend introduces a layer of arrow keys pgup pgdown and different handy stuff.

@fink hadn't come across it. I'll check into it, thanks for pointing it out.
I have been switching keyboards so I have not yet switched to Colemak.

@shom you are welcome 😊
What keyboard do you have?

@fink I just got a Corne split ergo keyboard and I'm using Gateron clear 35g linear switches. How about you?

@shom just got a Atreus, Kailth Copper Speed switches
Live EM so far, but will order a big switch tester in the next days

@shom #Dvorak , having tried other layouts and read scientific research on metrics like finger travel and hand alternation.

@federico3 that's interesting, thanks for sharing! I would love to hear more about your findings. So far what I've come across is similar to the information here: and rates Colemak-dhm and Workman above Dvorak for movement and bigram ergonomics.

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