Colemak needs to be re-generated against UK-qwerty for proper placement of such things as @ and £.
This would give us a colemak-us and colemak-uk.
If you're a colemak user in the UK, let me know what you think.
Hey all, this was prompted by me. The UK layout normally has @ on the ' key and " on the 2 key. I also appear to have an extra key for # and ~ and £ is on the 3 key rather than with the 4 key.
It's just small changes that are far more suited to they uk keyboard layout.
It's been done several times, actually - for Windows at least. You didn't state your OS so I have no idea what it is you're asking for unfortunately. If you can't find a layout anywhere, you could probably hack your own.
Myself, I've come to the conclusion that the UK layout is evil. What's with the " tucked away and all the other completely unnecessary changes? But I can see if you don't want to learn "new" placements for rare symbols.
a UK layout that can be pulled into X, gnome, KDE, and whatnot like the US one..
Last edited by ethana2 (22-Aug-2008 22:18:58)
For me it was linux, specifically Ubuntu. Like others, I made one for xp when I first switched (I dual boot) about 2 months ago. Sadly linux is lacking a gui custom keyboard layout and which key is which number is a bit cryptic for non-us keyboards.
I made a Windows version of the Colemak layout that I customised to UK keyboards. Here it is: http://danieljacobs.googlepages.com/Colemak-UK.zip
I made it with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Included are installers, the "source code", in the form of a .klc file and a registry entry that turns caps lock into backspace.
Thanks for that installer Dan, I was just about to look into changing the registry myself...
So far I'm learning really quickly, I've never been very good at touch typing, but I seem to have improved no end already! Much better than Dvorak (that caused some literal headaches when I first tried!