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- From: Poland
- Registered: 06-Jan-2015
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Really, I tried. My friend thought I was joking, but I was seriously struggling. Now it's a bit better.
But from the beginning:
I'm Eva, Polish girl interested in IT stuff.
I tried Dvorak, but it's US layout - it lacks Polish letters and some letters hardly used in English are just weirdly placed.
Normally I used Polish QWERTY (Polish (programmer), not Polish (214) which is typing machine layout and I believe almost no one uses it).
During Christmas break I read about Colemak, found Keybr.com... and started learning Dvorak again. XD Dec 19-22 was Dvorak typing for me, but only on Keybr. On 22nd I finally decided to try Colemak.
I must say: it was AWESOME. Maybe because I just used Dvorak, I quickly started getting used to Colemak.
I taped cheat to my keyboard keys (lol), and started using it for normal use too. - I use AutoHotkey script to remap my keys. It remaps keys, so my 'alt' characters are there, in their new place.
It was slow at the beginning (answering skype messages - ouch), but now it's easier. I can't say I type faster than on qwerty - I don't (yet?). But my fingers now can't use hunt keys (I was quite good at it - I could write without looking at my screen, and when I made a mistake, I automatically pressed backspace), I must touch-type.
And has to think if I use qwerty, oops.
I use Colemak all the time now - I've just written short essay...
One problem: Colemak is not in standard, I won't be able to use it on my final high school informatics exam in May...
(For tomorrow's informatics class I'll probably use portable AutoHotkey, but on exam we may only use what's on computers...)
- Previously used qwerty.
- Switched to Colemak ~2 weeks ago, uses it all the time on personal laptop.
- Uses Keybr.com to learn touchtyping. Has re-labeled keyboard.
- Uses Windows with AutoHotkey.
~ Learning Colemak because has n things to do, but is too lazy to do them and finds other stuff to do.