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    Fingering scheme

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    I found that my finger placement on QWERTY keyboard is a bit different from the map shown here https://colemak.com/Learn . I've been taught to place hands symmetrically, so the left index finger is used for keys GTC - DV - B (colemak scheme). Probably this key-finger binding will change the statistic available here https://colemak.com/Compare . I tried to print according to the colemak fingering scheme and found it difficult and clearly unnatural to my left hand. Then I discovered that dvorak fingering map assume the same hand position. In my opinion, in targeting problems related to accuracy / speed / RSI, the fingers' placement scheme is nearly as important as the keyboard layout itself.

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    • From: New York, New York
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    Have you taken a look at ColemakDH?
    https://colemakmods.github.io/mod-dh/keyboards.html

    That's the fingering you would use with it.

    It's still essentially Colemak but actually optimized further, specifically because the left index finger can reach Qwerty's C so easily (and M even, for the right). The only drawback may be that you have to install it.

    I recommend DH or learning standard fingering (which would be worse), though learning Dvorak seems out of the question if you are seeking optimization.

    Last edited by juice43 (07-Dec-2017 08:11:27)

    I use ColemakDH. Colemak's still pretty good though.

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    • From: Oslo, Norway
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    In my Big Bag post there are some fingering images including the DH-mod (which I call Curl(DH) by the way, or Colemak-CAW when coupled with the Wide mod).

    Cmk-ISO-CurlAWide_90d_FShui.png?dl=1

    Last edited by DreymaR (07-Dec-2017 22:51:22)

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