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    Colemak layout for spanish keyboards

    • Started by pamelaahelmerr
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    • Registered: 08-Jun-2021
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    Hi all,

    I am from spain, and I'm interested on colemak features to spanish users.
    So:

    How is spanish layout?
    where we must put Ñ key?

    Is colemak related software multilingual to make a full featured experience to spanish (or another country) users?

    Is this layout set right?

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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    I have a lot of locale layouts in the BigBag:

    ( のvの) c[_] ~(  See "DreymaR's Big Bag Of Keyboard Tricks"  )
      https://dreymar.colemak.org


    For Windows, you can quite easily use one of several Spanish solutions with my EPKL program:
      https://github.com/DreymaR/BigBagKbdTri … /Cmk-eD-Es


    Cmk-eD-EsLat_ISO-AWi_s0_EPKL.png
      The Colemak-eD-EsLat AngleWide layout on an ISO keyboard.

    Last edited by DreymaR (08-Jun-2021 12:53:56)

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    ñice!

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

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    Whý, tháñk yõú!  (❁°‿°)

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    You'd may want to consider whether you want to have Ñ as a separate key.

    It has a frequency of about 0.2% in Spanish (or once per 500 keystrokes).

    If you type in other languages, it will be effectively less than that.

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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    Yeah, but it's still higher than œ so I'm happy to put it on my ISO key.  (❁°‿°)

    I feel that glyphs that are a part of text flow deserve a little better than their pure frequency dictates. Not by a great amount but still. Therefore it's still nice to have a key for ñ in Spanish – but it certainly shouldn't be a good position!

    I feel the same about "breaking" vs "non-breaking" punctuation: Symbols that create a pause like the period or colon are a bit different than symbols that should go in the text flow like apostrophe and hyphen. Of course, period and comma are so common that they still deserve good spots – but it makes sense to me to not intersperse such symbols with the letters even though some of those letters have lower frequency.

    Last edited by DreymaR (09-Jun-2021 10:03:19)

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