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    What Keyboard Layout Should I Choose Colemak Or Colemak DH?

    • Started by SuperColemakTyper
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    • Registered: 21-Nov-2021
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    I want to decide if I am going to use Colemak or Colemak DH or maybe Programmer Colemak.
    I will tell what I type for(it depends on what you use keyboard layouts for):
    Top percentages:
    Typing practise on keybr.com
    Programming(I do C++ Unreal Game Development)
    Writing on forums or texting and sending emails
    Googling(searching for info in a search engine)

    Little bit common:
    Keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V & Windows Key + .

    I also have 31 days experience with Colemak.

    What is most suitable for me(you have to consider what I type for):
    Colemak
    Or
    Colemak DH
    Or
    Colemak Programmer?

    Last edited by SuperColemakTyper (22-Nov-2021 05:47:35)
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    • From: Viken, Norway
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    Firstly, I'd suggest that next time you make one topic to ask these question instead of a bunch. Just a suggestion, but it'd make sense as long as the questions are related.

    Secondly, the answer is pretty much the same. The "Programmer" thing is just an AltGr layer, you can put whatever you want on the AltGr layer according to your needs. I have mine, called Colemak[eD] which I find powerful and useful. It also has a bunch of dead keys and DK mappings.

    As for Colemak vanilla vs DH, make up your own mind as there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. Read about it on the BigBag ergo page please. I use Colemak-DH which in my terms is called Colemak-CurlAngle, plus two other ergo mods so my layout is a Colemak-CAWS.

    Last edited by DreymaR (22-Nov-2021 10:34:15)

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    • Shai
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    • Registered: 11-Dec-2005
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    Generally it's best to start simple with standard Colemak.

    If after using Colemak for a while, you find it difficult to hit the middle column (e.g. the H key), then you can try out other variants.

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    • Registered: 21-Nov-2021
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    I have already used the normal colemak but I don't have any uncomfortableness with typing the colemak dh.
    Is colemak dh still better for me than colemak?

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    • From: UK
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    You won't get 3 times more information by asking the same question 3 times.

    Using Colemak-DH with Seniply.

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