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    Which do you reccomend: Colemak or Workman

    • Started by SuperColemakTyper
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    • SuperColemakTyper
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    Is Workman actually more efficent than Colemak?
    How many changed keys does Workman have compared?
    But Workman is not even a built in keyboard layout in windows.
    It seems like there is no forum like Colemak has and there are limited typing tutors.
    Which should I do Colemak or Workman?

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    • From: Viken, Norway
    • Registered: 13-Dec-2006
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    You should do Colemak. But since you asked on a Colemak forum, you'd expect that answer anyway, right?

    However, I feel it's a simple enough choice. Workman brags a _lot_ about itself but it's made with a poor understanding of layout design. For instance, it has a way too high same-finger bigram rate. As you point out, too, it doesn't have a lot of support.

    I feel that many users get bamboozled into using Workman by its aggressive self-propaganda, and it's a sad thing since it is at heart a poorly constructed layout.

    If you want to listen in on layout comparisons in general, join the Alt Keyboard Layout Discord server. They'll likely say about the same thing as I did above.

    ( Θώθ)  ~(  Shai Coleman's own account of Colemak's design:  )
      https://colemak.com/Design

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    What did Workman's creator do that shows that he has a poor understanding of layout design?
    In fact it was a very hard choice for me.
    How do you know it is a poorly constructed layout?

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