Keyboard layout/chart

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This is a chart of alternative keyboard layouts for typing Latin characters. National and specialized versions of QWERTY which do not change the letter keys are not included.

Layout Design priorities Base language, country Created year # changes from QWERTY Backspace location Extra arrow keys? Programmer features? Math and symbols? Modifiers (#core, #aux) Dead keys?
QWERTY Typewriter operation English, United States 1870 (approx.) 0 5top right 5no 5no 4mostly no 4varies 2varies
Dvorak Ergonomics (hand alternation) English, United States 1936 28 5top right 5no 4varies 5no 31 main, 1 aux 2varies
Colemak Ergonomics (total movement, combos); QWERTY learning [1] English, United States 2006 17 1center left (QWERTY capslock) 5no 5no 5no 31 main, 1 aux 214 aux; acute accent non-dead
Workman Ergonomics (lateral extension, finger-specific); QWERTY learning [2] English, United States 2010 22 1center left (QWERTY capslock) 5no 4varies 5no 31 main, 1 aux 114 aux; acute accent non-dead
Neo Ergonomics (home row, alternation) [3] German, Germany 2010 28 3top right, and shifted alternate 1yes 1yes (home-area shifted punctuation) 2yes (<100) 03 main 13 main; 8 shifted; 6 aux
Bépo QWERTY similarity; Ergonomics (combos, home row)[4] French, France 2004-2006 29 1center left (QWERTY capslock) 5no 2yes (unshifted punctuation) 3some (<50) 31 main, 1 aux 214 aux
Asset QWERTY similarity; Ergonomics (combos, home row)[5] English, United States 2006 15 1center left (QWERTY capslock) 5no 5no 5no 51 main 5No
Minimak QWERTY learning; Ergonomics (total movement, repetition) [6] English, United States 2012 8 default (versions with 4 or 12 available) 1center left (QWERTY capslock) 5no 5no 5no 31 main, 1 aux 2??
Qwpr QWERTY learning; Ergonomics (total movement, repetition) [7] English, United States 2013 11 2left (QWERTY tab), top right 1yes 1yes (home-area shifted punctuation) 0yes (>>100) 22 main 01 main, 2 shifted, 14 aux, 6 doubled
JCUKEN Phonetic similarity to ЙЦУКЕН International, Soviet Union 1919 30 5top right 5no 5no 5no 5? 5?
Turkish (F-keyboard) Ergonomics for Turkish (letter frequency and hand muscles) Turkish, Turkey 1955 27 5top right 5no 5no 5no 5? 5?

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://colemak.com/Easy_to_learn , http://forum.colemak.com/viewtopic.php?id=39, http://forum.colemak.com/viewtopic.php?id=254
  2. ^ OJ Bucao. "The Layout Designed with Hands in Mind". Workman Layout. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Paradigmen – Neo-Layout". Wiki.neo-layout.org. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Qu’est-ce que le bépo ? - Disposition de clavier francophone et ergonomique bépo" (in French). Bepo.fr. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Qwerty, Dvorak and the Asset Keyboard". Millikeys.sourceforge.net. 2004-05-17. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  6. ^ "FAQ". Minimak. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  7. ^ "qwpr keylayout and layout translator / Wiki / Home". Sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2013-08-18.