An adaptation of Colemak for German keyboards.
This is the version of Colemak that I use, optimized for ISO 105-key keyboards.
The main differences versus traditional Colemak are:
The swapping of the y and z keys, as per German convention The placement of ümlaut keys near their normal counterparts, instead of all bunched around the right pinky. The transfer of the < > keys to the upper right pinky instead of lower left pinky.
The files avaliable are a keyboard file for Mac, an AutoHotKey remapper, which I use on Windows.
- append the contents of the
ColemakDEfile to your
- add the contents of the
/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xmlas the last layout item right before
In Ubuntu you can simply reconfigure
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xkb-data
- delete the xkm files in
In Arch you have to add the following line to the
evdev.lst file in the
! variant section:
colemakde de: German (ColemakDE)
Then simply switch to the ColemakDE keyboard layout