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    Wide variant with J in the middle row

    • Started by stevep99
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    • From: UK
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    An idea for a Wide Mod variant:

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    Advantages:
    - For those with sculpted keycaps, it keeps [{ and ]} on the original row. Also the J key stays in its Qwerty row.
    - Aesthetics of keeping brackets together.

    Disadvantages:
    - J is further away (2u distance from home, compared to 1.6u normally)
    - Can't do the same layout in non-wide format.

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    Ooo, pretty!  ฅ(๑ΦᆽΦ๑)ฅ

    Very symmetrical and aesthetic. The one letter deviating from the non-wide position and ending at a longer stretch is the only strange thing about it.

    Yet, while you're at it I'd definitely swap the hash and minus keys to make the hyphen-minus more accessible. Not really related but I'd do that.

    Last edited by DreymaR (21-Nov-2020 22:36:48)

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    The hyphen could be swapped, I was mainly thinking about the brackets/J thing. One other thing that came to mind is you could potentially use alt-finger techniques, e.g. for  JE, JI, JO, you could use your left hand for the J.

    Last edited by stevep99 (22-Nov-2020 14:00:09)

    Using Colemak Mod-DH with some additional ergonomic keyboard mods.

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    That is an interesting thought, yes!

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