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QWERTY scores by language

Data visualizer desfirsit investigated which language is easiest to type on a QWERTY keyboard.

All right, all right. This data visualization is totally flawed and I post it only as a reminder to make a better version based on the original concept.

(Here is the original post btw.)

So as a logical layout design freak my first suggestion would be to ditch the two-finger hunt-and-peck approach as the basis of the cost/score calculation and implement an acceptable evaluation model.

Other than that, comparing a multitude of languages may be interesting (I always focused on a single language or rather a combination of languages).

All in all, QWERTY seems to fit the needs of Czech hunt-and-peckers the best, but the heatmaps clearly demonstrate how much potential layout optimization has.

Published on Sun 14th Nov 2021. Featured in KBD #52 (source).

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