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#1 Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
The most popular alternative, and an ANSI standard. The simplified version changed the number order (and some punctuation) from the classic to more closely resemble QWERTY.
QWERTY is the standard US keyboard layout. (With close variants in other countries.) It was originally designed to avoid mechanical collisions of typewriter hammers.
Colemak is a modern keyboard touch typing layout designed to be a practical improvement on QWERTY and Dvorak layouts. Colemak is the third most popular layout in English as is wi...
#4 Maltron Letter Layout
Also known as "Malt" for short.
#5 Carpalx QGMLWB
Carpalx is a modifiable keyboard layout system that is based on applying a quantitative model of typing effort. QGMLWB is the fully optimized layout for letters.
Like Workman, Norman focuses on the easiest keys instead of the home row, but Norman is more similar to QWERTY for easier retraining.
#7 Programmer Dvorak
Almost Dvorak, optimized for programming tasks. This layout retains the classic Dvorak number order.
#8 Row Swap (QWDFGY)
A QWERTY mod that swaps important letters from the top row to the home row.
Designed by a programmer, for programming. Named for its home position letters. Also known as Hallingstad's layout, for its inventor.
#10 Carpalx QGMLWY
A Carpalx variant with V fixed in its QWERTY position.
A reaction to Colemak's overemphasis on the home row, which causes strain from too much lateral motion. Workman instead focuses on the keys easiest to reach for the human han...
Azerty is the French typewriter keyboard layout. You have to shift the top row to get numbers, unshifted keys there are used for common punctuation characters (&"'-...
#15 Colemak Mod-DH
An ergonomic Colemak tweak.
#18 Minimak 4-key
A QWERTY tweak that moves only 4 keys. (There are also Minimak 8-key and Minimak 12-key upgrades.)
Dvorak / Colemak / etc. for French people. "L’arrangement des touches de la disposition bépo est basé sur une étude statistique de la langue française. Les lettres les plus...
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