At the time of writing it is THE BEST performing ANSI computer keyboard layout, as measured by KLA with Den's scoring (and with only some tests done),
as well as second best as measured with Patrick's scoring, across all tests. Den's scoring is more accurate than Patrick's for these sort of layouts, which use unconventional
By comparison, the current average scores (at time of writing) for this vs other well-known (and not-so-well-known) layouts, as per Den's scoring:
|Layout||Average KLA score, 11 tests (to date), Den's scoring|
|Ian X1 ||109.0691|
|Colemak Rshift-AltGr-Enter mod||133.5800|
|BvoFRak EN V0.5||148.4409|
|Aus der Neo-Welt||151.7573|
|Vu Keys ||154.5936|
Some thoughts/notes on the layout:
- The layout uses unconventional ideas, in particular putting a lot of the punctuation and digits on AltGr.
- Only one shift key, operated with the thumb.
- Enter is accessed via AltGr-Space. In this way, the thumbs don't have to move, nor do you need to stretch your pinky to hit enter.
- Ideas from Den, Schizo, Klausler, Hieamstrn, and Arensito. Thanks.
- The keycaps will need to be relabeled to make this work. That is left as an exercise for the reader :-)
- These layouts are very compact. With the spare keys, you can add other interesting things.
- These layouts will be more comfortable on a different physical layout, where the right thumb does not have to bend.
- The odd digit placement is a little odd...
- The extra characters on the left index were just there to force KLA to put the main characters at the bottom instead of floating them to the top of the key.
Download the KLE .json file
Download the KLA .json file
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