Best Computer Keyboard Layouts Interactive Explorer

Using finger-based metrics as determined by Keyboard Layout Analyzer, using two different scoring models.
31 December 2017

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

Please see the Internet Letter Layouts Database (ILLDB) for the various layouts tested.

Previous versions:

Scoring model
Keyboard Layout Analyzer original scoring. High scores are better.
Den's scoring version 1. Low effort is better.
Form factor
  ANSI
  ISO
  ErgoDox / Kinesis
  Matrix
  Ergolinear
Criteria
Change shift pairs (eg ,<,;)
Yes No Any

Move non-character keys (Enter, Shift, etc) on ANSI/ISO
Yes No Any
Change top row on ANSI/ISO
Yes No Any

Letters on thumbs
Yes No Any
Use AltGr for standard ANSI characters
Yes No Any

Uppercase on different key to lowercase
Yes No Any
InputsResults
  English text
  Alice
  Putin
  Classics
  Jonathan
  Litte Prince
  Animal Farm
  Scroll II
  Message to Garcia
  Magic Story
  War Prayer
  As a Man Thinketh
  Typing Champ 1
  Typing Champ 2
  Daede Jing
  Poems
  Uni Decl Human Rights
  Quotes
  US Dec Ind
  Magna Carta Eng
  Pangrams lines
  Pangrams paragraphs
  Classic songs
  Nice cup of tea
  Aesop's fables
  Plato's Republic
  Fable of the Keys
  200 Words
  Programming tests
  Towers A-M
  Towers N-Z
  QuickSort A-M
  QuickSort N-Z
  KLE
  Game of Life
  Pangram checker
  Luhn

  Effort / Score
  Distance
  SameFinger
  Efficiency
  Average Efficiency



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