The following layouts have been removed (or fixed where possible) from the KLA test suite, due to missing characters.
Have also decided to host a local version of KLA ... it's a minor fork of Den's fork, and is at kla.keyboard-design.com. It will probably be more up to date with my experiments than Den's fork. If you want Patrick's scoring you should use his original version.
So, on the one hand, it's a lot of previous work being for nothing, on the other hand the data is more accurate with no chance of typos, and on the third hand, having the raw data will allow me to produce other metrics which would have required a heck of a lot of typing.
I'll update the pages once I'm back to where I was before. The new process is conisderably faster, now that I've got Firefox keeping the console log until I'm done (thanks to Firebug extension).
Added Den's scores for the second set of dates, UK style DD/MM/YYYY.
Added Den's scores for the first set of dates, UK style D/M/YYYY.
The efforts are high, and these numbers are going to seriously disrupt the average scores.
Added Den's scores for Difficult Words.
Started including some variants on the X1 layout, as well on the Ergodox Thumbhack ... this variant puts the T on the left thumb. It's currently the best at English, the tests done with Den's scoring.
Will see about checking it with Patrick's scoring.
Added Den's scores for Animal Farm and Scroll II.
Started including the X1 layout on a new form factor, which Den has agreed to follow my suggestion and call it ErgoLinear. Somewhere between Ergodox and Typematrix Ortholinear. See the ortholinear explanation.
I don't have a dedicated page for it yet but you can see the general idea on the X1 Ergo Compact page.
Added Den's scores for The Little Prince..
Added prototype for Programmer's Keyboard v3, the I-Board.
Added second prototype for Programmer's Keyboard v3, the X1 Ergo Compact.
Added Den's scores for the Game of Life and Jonathan.Been fiddling, have got some new variants with better names, indicating their category:
In the interests of not overloading the top end of the results table, I've marked each version of a layout as Major or Minor, and switched off the minor ones by default.
Added a page for the new X1 layout.
Added Patrick's scores for Colemak RShift-AltGr-EnterRing mod.
Getting conflicting results from Den vs Patrick's scoring... sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Hopefully we'll sort out the issues in due course.
Added Den's scores for the Keyboard Layout Editor home page.
Added Den's scores for the Towers of Hanoi (both parts).
I have improved versions of BEAKL 4 Mod Ian 73.08 74.70 74.19 and BEAKL 4 Mod Ian AltGr 2.
BEAKL 4 Mod Ian AltGr 3 looks like it's going to be the new overall champ... wins most things except a few of the technical tests, where Schizo's layouts come out on top.
Will get the details up as soon as I can.
I've added all the scores for BEAKL 4 Mod Ian 74.07 74.73 74.19 to Patrick's scores (ANSI page), and caught AltGr 3 up with the other tests on Den's scores (ANSI).
Yes I know I need better names for these things :-) .. the numbers above are the scores on Alice, Common words and SAT words, as scored by Patrick. They help me see where a layout is strong or weak.
Added Den's scores for the Google home page. Also moved two layouts from ANSI to Ergo, where they belong.
Added Den's scores for the Classics Collection.
Den has modified Patrick's scoring algorithms to take the fingers used into account, for example in measuring distance. I think that the distance a key travels vertically is now also included.
So I've started redoing all the tests with that scoring, it's a lot of work, but I've done the three default tests from KLA. It produced some unexpected results. See the Best Layouts page.
Cleaned up assorted issues on the non-visible side of things, including how the pages are assembled. Also, the pages with the layouts used in the tests are now generated straight out of the database, so I don't need to manually maintain it. Also where there is a page for the layout, it now links to it as well.
Added some colour coding to the layout test results pages, so you can immediately see the category of the layout.
Added some layouts to the gallery, including my prototype Programmer's Keyboard versions 1 and 2.
Added two more tests, from a speed typing competition.
Added bigrams, trigrams and quadgrams tests to the Best Layouts as determined by KLA pages.
Lots of additions, mainly in the Best Layouts section. Finally got around to doing the housekeeping pages to keep Google happy. Now need to replace "New" with something else since this page is effectively "New".
A low-key launch of the site. Mainly so that Den and I can compare results from the various keyboard tests in our quest to find the best layouts.