Best Ergodox/Kinesis keyboard layouts

as determined by Keyboard Layout Analyzer

4 October 2016

Please see the Tests page for details of the tests used below.

Layouts evaluated

Layouts where the keys are relabeled (anything goes)
From Keyboard Layout Analyzer
BuTeck-(AdNW) Ergodox Colemak jjt-symbolmodErgodox Colemak CubErgodox Colemak ThumbshiftErgodox Colemak Variant 1Ergodox Colemak Variant 2Ergodox Gelatin
Ergodox MTGAP ThumbshiftErgodox Norman Ergodox QGMLWB CubErgodox QGMLWY CubErgodox QWERTY Ergodox QWERTY ThumbshiftErgodox TaserFR
Ergodox Workman CubKinesis Advantage Colemak Kinesis Advantage Qwerty Kinesis Advantage Svorak-r
From Den
BEAKL Opted 1BEAKL Opted 3BEAKL Opted 4 ErgoBEAKL Opted36 Ergo
From Den, modified by me
BEAKL Opted 4 Ergo Mod Ian 1
From me
-+T+- HT01 75.54
Layouts where the digits and/or punctuation are accessed via AltGr
From KLA Github repo, or elsewhere on the web
Arensito Kinesis
From Den
BEAKL Opted 4 Ergo AltGrBEAKL Opted34 Kinesis

Notes

  1. The result columns below are sortable, click the column headers to sort. You want a High Score, Low Distance, and Low Same Finger.
  2. All the data was captured manually by me, there are probably some typos. Hopefully not too serious..
  3. For the Distance scores, I just dropped the decimals instead of rounding off. The numbers are large and decimals won't make much difference.
Pages for the various layouts are coming. In the mean time you can find most of them on Patrick's site, and the newer ones on Den's tweaked version.

InputsSourceResults
EnglishTechnical
  English prose tests
  Alice
  Classic collection
  Putin's speech to the UN
  Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  The Little Prince
  Animal Farm
  Scroll II
  Typing Championship 1

  English Misc tests
  Daode Jing / Tao te Ching
  Poems
  Quotes
  Bigrams
  Trigrams
  Quadgrams

  English word tests
  Common words
  SAT words
  Top 200 words exploded
  Difficult words
  Medical words
  Programming tests
  Google home page
  Towers of Hanoi A-M
  Towers of Hanoi N-Z
  KLE home page
  Game of Life

  Dates and times
  D/M/YYYY
  DD/MM/YYYY
  M/D/YYYY
  MM/DD/YYYY
  dd.mm.yyyy
  YYYY-MM-DD
  ISO8601
  Currencies
  99,999.99
  99.999,99
  99 999,99
  99'999.99

  Misc
  π 1000
  P P T T
  Google stripped
  Towers stripped
  KLE stripped
  GOL stripped
  Typing Championship 2
  Keys just rearranged
  Keys and modifiers rearranged
  Keys relabeled
  Punctuation and/or digits on AltGr
  KLA
  Den
  Den + Ian
  Ian
  Web

Versions
  Major
  Minor
  Scores
  Distance
  SameFinger



Results will appear below.
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