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#1 07-Jun-2013 15:16:06

edam
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GNU Typist comes with Colemak lessons

GNU Typist version 2.9.3 has just been released.

I just thought I'd mention it here because ever since version 2.9 (October 2011) GNU Typist has come with Colemak lessons.  The lessons are based on the colemak.typ file available on this site, but have been expanded to include frequent words, shift key, punctuation, and alphabetic sentences lessons.

I notice that the GNU Typist page on the Colemak wiki is 7 years out of date!  If anyone is in a position to update it, it might also be worth me mentioning that you can download GNU Typist builds for Windows, so you don't need Cygwin to run it.  I'd be happy to maintain the wiki page, if that would be preferable.

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#2 07-Jun-2013 15:27:36

DreymaR
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Re: GNU Typist comes with Colemak lessons

Heh, yes – at least it's got the right link.

I notice that http://www.gnu.org/software/gtypist/doc … ed-lessons doesn't mention any Colemak lessons?

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#3 07-Jun-2013 16:37:21

edam
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Re: GNU Typist comes with Colemak lessons

DreymaR

I notice that http://www.gnu.org/software/gtypist/doc … ed-lessons doesn't mention any Colemak lessons?

Ooops, thanks!  I've updated it.

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#4 07-Jun-2013 17:14:25

DreymaR
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Re: GNU Typist comes with Colemak lessons

Thanks!

Looks good. I tried the "common words" lesson and it's nice. I wish there were an empty line between the lines though?

In the homerow-only lesson some non-homerow words like 'sentence', 'instruments', 'distance', 'straight', 'statement', 'triangle' etc have snuck in? ;) Seems to be a case of 'c', 'g' 'l' and 'm' being included at times.

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#5 07-Jun-2013 20:12:43

edam
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Re: GNU Typist comes with Colemak lessons

DreymaR

In the homerow-only lesson some non-homerow words like 'sentence', 'instruments', 'distance', 'straight', 'statement', 'triangle' etc have snuck in? ;) Seems to be a case of 'c', 'g' 'l' and 'm' being included at times.

Great, thanks!  :o)  I've filed a bug report, if you're interested in the progress of fixing this.

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#6 07-Jun-2013 20:21:58

edam
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Re: GNU Typist comes with Colemak lessons

DreymaR

I wish there were an empty line between the lines though?

This is a good idea.  I'll have to look in to the feasibility of drawing drill lines every three screen lines.  I've filed another bug.

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