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Postby sublimator on Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:58 pm

Any other colemak users here?
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Re: Colemak Users

Postby sublimator on Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:10 am

Was asking as I was wondering if anyone had created a keymap suitable for Vintage, which I've put off learning about due to the keymap.

It seems the inventor of the layout is now using Sublime: `Update: Sublime Text is now my main editor. No further updates are planned for colemak.vim`

Now just to find his email.
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Re: Colemak Users

Postby jps on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:30 am

If I can speak Vintage in Dvorak, I don't see why you you can't in Colemak :)
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Re: Colemak Users

Postby nick. on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:07 am

I switched to Colemak for about a month at the end of the summer and ended up back in QWERTY.

What's been your experience? Is it worth another go? I'm working full time as a developer now, and can appreciate at least the ergonomic benefits.
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Re: Colemak Users

Postby sublimator on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:29 am

jps wrote:If I can speak Vintage in Dvorak,


The whole vim binding set evolved/optimised around qwerty though yeah? hjkl etc. You remapped those?

You remap much else?

nick. wrote:What's been your experience?


Well, I was a hunter/pecker when I started with no touchtyping ability, so my perspective isn't likely as valuable as a professional who successfully switched from qwerty.

My brother is a programmer and always had sore wrists which was part of the impetus to learn Colemak. I figured if I'm going to learn programming I should learn touch typing and if I'm going to learn touchtyping I may as well invest the time in an ergonomic layout.

I *do* find it very frustrating whenever I have to go on a qwerty computer, having to hunt and peck. Put me on a qwerty mac keyboard and measure my blood pressure! That said, when I'm on my own computer, I find typing quite comfortable and have never experienced any rsi. I don't regret not learning qwerty instead.

I've heard of people being able to retain their touchtyping fluency in qwerty.
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Re: Colemak Users

Postby nick. on Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:08 pm

First post back in Colemak... I actually remember quite a bit more than I expected, but still slow...
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Re: Colemak Users

Postby weslly on Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:18 am

Bumping this post since now I started using Colemak. :P

Did anyone already found/created a keymap for Vintage/Vintageous?
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