The current Curl mod has M in the corner, next to H. The first DH-mod (DvbgHm) had it on the home row. I think the main rationale for that was to not move more than two right-hand keys from their Colemak positions.
I think M-in-the-corner is a lot better than M-in-the-middle for standard stagger keyboards! The full Hmk switch was the solution that sold me on the down-in positions for D and H instead of DbgHk's down-out positions; the worse position for M was one of the no-go issues I had with the original DH-mod.
V and M would be the most mistyped keys since they're the much less common than D and H. Common keys are learnt quickly, especially when they move to better positions. For me, V has been the worst key after swapping DH/VM. But it's cool now.
I'm hoping that the corner position proves good enough on matrix boards that we can focus on the one Curl(DH) mod from now on, so everything will be clear and nice. ckofy thinks it's good, while stevep99 still thinks that M-in-the-middle is better for matrix boards. So please give your opinion, it's valuable to us! :-)
Sorry for the confusion, you just came in one of those periods of slight upheaval you know. There were such periods before the final main Colemak layout settled in 2006, and also after the creation of Tarmak, the Wide mod, Extend etc. I have a very good feeling about this iteration of the Curl(DH) mod, so I'm going for it and I believe it'll make everything easier once the dust settles a bit.
Last edited by DreymaR (17-May-2017 19:48:31)