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I type the same language (Dutch). Regarding the letter IJ. You might know that the digraph IJ is an official typographical letter. IJ and ij are Unicode symbols U0132 and U0133. In monospace letters it looks better too. Here are some words, first typed i + j later as one symbol.
a b c d IJs. Fijn ijs, mijn ijzer
a b c d Ĳs. Fĳn ĳs, mĳn ĳzer.
Here it is in monospace, now you 'll see a difference
a b c d IJs. Fijn ijs, mijn ijzer. ........12345678901234567890 a b c d Ĳs. Fĳn ĳs, mĳn ĳzer. ........12345678901234567890
- solution 1: remap Y to Ĳ . Use AltGr Y to type Y. If you switch a lot between Dutch & English, you might make 2 variants of Colemak, one with Y, one with Ĳ
- solution 2: use a free key for Ĳ. For instance Colemak ;
I have looked into those solutions but found them too complicated in the end.
Thanks for the suggestions, they're pretty good and I was unaware that the 'ij' can actually be one symbol instead of two. I'll remap the 'ĳ' to the ';'-key for now and see if that works. Mapping it to the 'y' key would be pretty good in Dutch, however, I type too much in English, so that's not really an option.
Also: 2 years into colemak, and finally managed to beat my old record. I didn't really do any tests for a couple of months, and this was the first test I took. Didn't even restart.