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    yet another "my experience"

    • Started by Eman-Resu
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    • From: Maryland, USA
    • Registered: 17-Apr-2007
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    I used QWERTY, and could type at ~ 60 wpm

    I've been using Colemak for one week.  I switched entirely using it on Windows XP
    and Linux at home, work, and school.  After one week I can type at ~ 25-35 wpm speed,
    gaining about 5 wpm every day.

    Colemak works for me in all programs which I use daily:  vim, zsh, mutt, MS Word.

    The switch was *much* less painful than I expected.


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    • From: Oslo, Norway
    • Registered: 13-Dec-2006
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    Congratulations on entering the world of Colemak! Hope you will stay happy with it.

    *** Learn Colemak in 2–5 steps with Tarmak! ***
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    • From: Maryland, USA
    • Registered: 17-Apr-2007
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    Thanks DreymaR,

    I just want to add that I do not use Backspace in the place of CapsLock
    because I have Control key there.  I first saw Control and CapsLock
    swapped on a Sun keyboard and I found it extremely convenient (try to type Ctrl-A).

    I think I can live with Backspace in the QWERTY position.

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    • From: Oslo, Norway
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    Of course you can. Or map Backspace to your Control key and have a lot of fun with that.  ^_^

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