Halmak Keyboard Layout
- 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
During the research I've identified the following results: in terms of efficiency
Please refer to this article for the more detailed breakdown of the results.
All scripts are opensourced and can be verified in the keyboard-gentics repository.
The name is a combination of
HAL-9000, as a reference to the layout being
designed by an AI. And,
Dvorak as a gratitude to Mr. Dvorak for his dedication
to the layouts optimizations process. The letter
m in between is just to make
it sound nicer. Or is it!?...
- Git clone all the stuff somewhere
/Library/Keyboard Layoutsfolder (create if it is missing)
- Sign out, Sign in
- Go to the keyboard preferences and add the
- Ask here in issues if nothing works
There is an unofficial support module for the TypeFu app
that provides support for the
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