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I'm a high school student who studies quite a few languages. I'm a native English & Irish speaker, and I learn French and Chinese at school. I also took short courses in Japanese and Korean too. So I have a fascination with many languages that don't have the Latin alphabet and I regularly use them. I also have a love for programming since they showed us how to code in Python at school.
The problem is: I'm really bad at typing
I type 45WPM on my British MacBook QWERTY keyboard at 90% accuracy with four fingers — my two index fingers + my two thumbs.
When I type in other languages, I use romanisation keyboards, so I'm just as slow (pinyin for Chinese, romaja for Korean, romaji for Japanese etc)
I came across Colemak on the input sources on my Mac. Apparently it came with the computer preinstalled.
I need to learn how to type properly and I was gonna just do a bunch of lessons in QWERTY, but then I see that Colemak is way better…so what should I do?
Colemak seems great but should I be starting with it and if so, how am I supposed to this with character based languages (pinyin romaji etc).
I don't use anyone else's computer so that shouldn't be a problem. I just think I should stop typing with 4 fingers on QWERTY because it's slow, loud, tiring, and awful.
Any advice is appreciated?
TLDR: Horrible 4 fingered QWERTY typer - need to change
Worried about integration of Colemak with Chinese, Japanese and Korean for me
Need advice on whether I should be sticking to the QWERTY for increased multilingual compatibility, or learning Colemak due to its benefits
I own a MacBook with a British QWERTY keyboard
Thank you :) Hope it made some sense