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I swapped G and V key on Colemak DHk with Angle mod on the ANSI keyboard and found 0.7 reduction in the finger effort in Layout Analysis Tool made by stevep99. Also, 0.1 reduction while swapping ' and ; keys. Now the total reduction is 0.8 (From 1.738 to 1.730).
It makes sense to type key V and G required the same index finger, and to type ' and ; needed same pinky finger and I found both the position of V and ; better in Colemak DHk, and the frequency of the both of them was lower. So that swapping them was a good idea.
Use the below layout on the ANSI alternative keyboard on Layout Analysis Tool.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = q w f p b j l u y ' [ ] a r s t v k n e i o ; x c d g z m h , . /
This keyboard layout looks more symmetric than Colemak DHk by key usage frequency too.
Do you think the above layout is better than Colemak DHk on the ANSI keyboard? (I don't care about the keyboard shortcuts as they are not prime concerns here and can be changed accordingly.)