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Qwpr is a faster, easier keyboard layout. It's worth learning:
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My design considerations were:
- Minimal retraining, a la colemak/workman but even less.
- Only 11 letter keys move, and only 2 of those (p and e) switch fingers. (Retraining on same finger is significantly easier)
- more easily-accessed shift states (2²=4) using capslock as option/altgr.
- "Programmer punctuation", arrow keys, and tab and return are available in main area without dead keys.
- Thus, the tab key is an additional backspace, and the normal ~ ⃣` key is a second tab (for combos like alt-tab which are awkward from the home row).
- "primary" dead key ⌥e gives common accents like áéíóúüñç (and even ãõ for portuguese).
- Similarly, German characters (like äëïöüß) are grouped on the same dead key, as are most Turkish ones, etc.
- over 10 main dead keys give a large character set.
- Over 1000 (!) characters/combinations available, including accented, mathematical, dingbatious, typographical, [super|sub|circle]scripted, greek, IPA, combining, ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ (that's ⌥⇧7)…
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