Qgmlwy

10 December 2017
Canonical nameqgmlwy.en.ergolinear
LanguageEnglish
Form factorErgolinear
'Author'Ian Douglas from QGMLWY by Martin Krzywinski
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Home Keys Analysis

The Home Keys for this layout are shown with red dots in the image above.
Home Key lettersWords typeableLongest wordExample
dstnaeoh136015hotheadednesses

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Easyblock Analysis

The typical Easyblock Keys for this layout form factor are shown here:
Easyblock lettersWords typeableLongest wordExample
gGmMuUbBsStTnNaAeEoOvVpP582517spontaneousnesses

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Homeblock Analysis

The typical Homeblock Keys for this layout form factor are shown here:
Homeblock lettersWords typeableLongest wordExample
gGmMlLfFuUbBsStTnNaAeEoOxXcCvVpP1852319unaccountablenesses

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One-handed words Analysis

This looks at how many words can be typed with only left or right hand. We want these numbers to be low.
This metric was done "strictly" ... shifted or AltGr letters were only included if Shift or AltGr was on the same hand.
Note: we exclude the Dvorak one-handed layouts comparison, since clearly by design they can type every possible word with one hand.
Left hand lettersLeft wordsLongest left wordLeft exampleRight hand lettersRight wordsLongest right wordRight exampleTotal
qgmlwdstnrzxcvj344cwms yfubiaeohkp52910hippophobe 563

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Word metric comparisons

MetricLowestLowest scoreqgmlwy.en.ergolinear scoreHighestHighest score
Home keysabcdef.en.ansi31360
essie-2.en.matrix174012
Easyblockqwerty-rehomed.en.ansi1005825
essie-3-wip.en.ergolinear189738
Homeblockqwerty-typewriter.en.ansi149118523
essie-3-wip.en.ergolinear273265
Left hand wordsqgmlwy.en.ergolinear3434
tnwmlc.en.ansi22157
Right hand wordsessie-3.en.ergolinear26529
reverse-qwerty.en.ansi14771
Total single handedessie-3.en.ergolinear158563
tnwmlc.en.ansi22301
Average single handedessie-3.en.ergolinear79281.5
tnwmlc.en.ansi11150.5

Fraser Street analysis

"Fraser Street" (thanks Shai) is a specially-crafted text in which most of the words are typed with only the left hand, on the QWERTY layout.
It was designed to highlight how much better the Dvorak layout is at hand alternation.
We ignore spaces and punctuation.

Left lettersRight lettersNeeds both hands
qgmlwdstnrzxcvjyfubiaeohkpABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Fraser Street was in West Everett. Westward of Fraser Street was the great vast sea. Awed, we gazed seawards, attracted by crested waves which raced and ebbed. Children were scattered on the beach edged and strewed with seaweed. They waded in water as the sea surged in and retreated. They bagged crabs as eagerly as beavers saw trees. Brave crews, seafarers in fact, steered sea craft far away. The site of Fraser Street was not overrated.

Few vegetated in Fraser Street. Nobody wasted time abed. "Acts test the breed," was ever the sacred adage. Varied crafts and trades were represented. There was a caterer, a barber, a weaver, a cabaret, and a garage. Attracted, we started to see several scenes. We were greeted as friends.

The barber catered to a varied trade, representing diverse careers and different creeds. Saturday drew the best crowd. All were seated, relaxed, aware of fewer cares, less fagged. There we saw a few starved tattered beggars who bragged of "bracers" served at cafes after a wee meal of beef stew and cabbage. A better fare was reserved for those reared on earth's greater awards.

Fraser Street summary

Left letters typed445
Right letters typed407
Needs both hands29
Total letters typed881
Switches567
Hand balance50.51 : 3.29 : 46.20

Typing lessons

Download some English words suitable for learning the layout.
Note if any files are empty it's because there are not enough words to create a lesson. This is most noticeable in the bad layouts.

Week 1Homekey words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 2Easyblock words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
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Week 4Common / tricky words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 5Pangrams Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 6So you think you can type? Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 7Extra practice 1: Common words in text Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 8Extra practice 2: Lorem ipsum and friends Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5