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MadRabbit / halmak, Hacker News

MadRabbit / halmak, Hacker News


                    

        

This is an AI designed keyboard layout that was built within thekeyboard-genticsproject. More details and a documented process can be found inThis blog

Features

  • Build based on the real world hand movements analysis
  • Nearly maximal possible typing efficiency
  • Very low overall fingers movement distance
  • Very low same finger / same hand usage overheads
  • Very low overall horizontal hands movement
  • Highly symmetrical design that accounts for individual fingers strength
  • Designed with the modern, web based English in mind

Comparisons

During the research I’ve identified the following results: in terms of efficiency

  • (QWERTY) – (0%) (base line)
  • Dvorak 77%
  • Colemak 84%
  • Workman 101%
  • Halmak 134%

Please refer tothis articlefor the more detailed breakdown of the results.

All scripts are opensourced and can be verified in thekeyboard-genticsrepository.

The Name

The name is a combination ofHAL - 9000, as a reference to the layout being designed by an AI. And,Dvorakas a gratitude to Mr. Dvorak for his dedication to the layouts optimizations process. The lettermin between is just to make it sound nicer. Or is it!? …

Installation

  • Git clone all the stuff somewhere
  • CopyHalmak .bundleinto your/ Library / Keyboard Layoutsfolder (create if it is missing)
  • Sign out, Sign in
  • Go to the keyboard preferences and add theHalmaklayout
  • Ask here in issues if nothing works

Learning

There is an unofficial support module for theTypeFu appthat provides support for theHalmaklayout:

halmak-typefu

Copyright & License

Again, I’m not sure if there is a point to this. But I guess it’s MIT.

Copyright (C) 2016 Nikolay Nemshilov

  

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