'Jyz' computer keyboard layout

Canonical namejyz.en.ansi
LanguageEnglish
Form factorSlab : ANSI
'Author'Autogen, program by Ian Douglas
Author data may not be correct, we're working on it.
Keys horizontally staggeredYes
Letters on thumb (lower and upper case)0
Avoids AltGr for standard charactersYes
Does not move non-character keys (ANSI/ISO)Yes
Maintains QWERTY 'shift' pairsYes
Maintains QWERTY top row (ANSI/ISO)No
Uppercase on same keyYes
Conventional home keys, fingering, Space, Enter, Shifts, AltGrNo
Maintains QWERTY ZXCVYes
Maintains Colemak punctuationNo

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jyz.en.ansi


Download the Keyboard Layout Analyzer .json file.

Changes from QWERTY (1873)

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Changes from Modified Blickensderfer (1892 / 2012)

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Changes from Dvorak (1936)

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Changes from Colemak (2006)

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Changes from MTGAP (2012)

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Changes from HIEAMTSRN (2014)

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Changes from Uciea Vanilla (2021)

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Changes from Poqtea-qp (Autogenerated, 2021)

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Similarity

AncestorScore
QWERTY (1873)
Modified Blickensderfer (1892 / 2012)
Dvorak (1936)
Colemak (2006)
MTGAP (2012)
HIEAMTSRN (2014)
Uciea Vanilla (2021)
Poqtea-qp (2021)
Maximum

Jyz is most similar to

LayoutScore
poqtea-qp.en.ansi22.25
poqtea.en.ansi22.25
poutea.en.ansi22.25
zxcv-fingers.en.ansi18.75
k-u_tea_shrt-pnct.en.ansi17.75
wordslow-sf.en.ansi15.50
colemak-wide.en.ansi13.00
kaehi.en.ansi12.75
light-anderson-mod-ian.en.ansi12.75
whorf.en.ansi12.00

Jyz is least similar to

LayoutScore
karrenbauer-oulasvirta-mod-ian.en.ansi2.50
klausler.en.ansi2.50
quesnel_mtgap.en.ansi2.75
dvormax.en.ansi3.00
oatpie.en.ansi3.00
ashley-gudyr.en.ansi3.00
minimotion-mod-elazharty-azmi-suliman-mod-ian.en.ansi3.25
widepdk-custom.en.ansi3.25
wong-poiea.en.ansi3.50
optimal-trigram.en.ansi3.50

Scores

Scores are percentages relative to the best layout for each metric.
MetricPercentage
Finger-based metrics67.27
Word-based metrics95.27
English68.22
Code62.30
Proglish68.45
Words metric for no same-finger95.27
Overall score76.60

All layouts (434)

MetricLowestLowest scorejyz.en.ansi scoreHighestHighest score
Fingersnoel.en.ansi27.8367.27
maks-ex.en.ergodox98.54
Wordsnoel.en.ansi17.4095.27
whorf.en.ansi100.00
Averagenoel.en.ansi24.3576.60
maks-ex.en.ergodox98.08

All ANSI (325)

MetricLowestLowest scorejyz.en.ansi scoreHighestHighest score
Fingersnoel.en.ansi27.8367.27
full-maks-minimo.en.ansi78.62
Wordsnoel.en.ansi17.4095.27
whorf.en.ansi100.00
Averagenoel.en.ansi24.3576.60
full-maks-minimo.en.ansi83.79

Unconventional ANSI (74)

MetricLowestLowest scorejyz.en.ansi scoreHighestHighest score
Fingersqwerty-typewriter.en.ansi33.8267.27
full-maks-minimo.en.ansi78.62
Wordsdvorak-mod-elazharty-azmi-suliman-mod-ian.en.ansi39.2295.27
hieaqmtsrn.en.ansi96.66
Averagearmel-refingered-ian.en.ansi39.7276.60
full-maks-minimo.en.ansi83.79

Comparison to other layouts

jyz.en.ansi jyz.en.ansi

colemak.en.ansi

mtgap.en.ansi

workman.en.ansi

dvorak.en.ansi

norman.en.ansi

qwerty.en.ansi

Best ANSI

full-maks-minimo.en.ansi

whorf.en.ansi

Worst ANSI

noel.en.ansi

Finger based metrics

Finger based metrics, as determined with Keyboard Layout Analyzer, using KLAnext scoring model, and then normalised to ANSI QWERTY = 100.
Lower is better.

English

RankLayoutScoreDistanceSameFingerSameHand
Bestmaks-ex.en.ergodox43.8743.4032.7667.01
This layoutjyz.en.ansi64.3171.3152.6073.73
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi100.00100.00100.00100.00

Programming code

RankLayoutScoreDistanceSameFingerSameHand
Bestx1_atreus-44-keys.en.ergodox54.5034.5661.2880.83
This layoutjyz.en.ansi87.4887.7987.9285.99
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi100.00100.00100.00100.00

Proglish (an 80:20 English:Code mix)

RankLayoutScoreDistanceSameFingerSameHand
Bestmaks-ex.en.ergodox49.2242.4944.7871.55
This layoutjyz.en.ansi71.9175.9165.5276.71
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi100.00100.00100.00100.00

Overall Fingers score (4 * English % + Code % + Proglish %) / 6

Higher is better. Score is out of 100.
RankLayoutPercentage
Bestmaks-ex.en.ergodox98.54
This layoutjyz.en.ansi67.27
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi46.53
MetricLowestLowest scorejyz.en.ansi scoreHighestHighest score
Overall fingersnoel.en.ansi27.8367.27
maks-ex.en.ergodox98.54

English Word-based analysis

Home Keys Analysis

The Home Keys for this layout are shown with red dots in the first image above, giving the following letters:

aeinrsty

Home key common words

Not part of final score.
Which of the 200 most common words are typeable on the home keys.

Words handledWords not handled
a in is as it i at are an its any years see year say set the of and to that was for with on be by his he from had not which have or were this but you their they her has all been one will who would more she up can him so out there into we when said them about other than time no if some only also first could two my what over such do may me like then after very most these new made your people now between should where many being our before through much way work those did well down back just even because own little make must good under man used both same how still three while use last too life against know each us get mr take long part off go day might great never found old gbp right another place came during again without come world men end upon think later few left number away thought until home here small different system though around since often called within always every need went

Home key words

How many of the 30,000 most common words in the English corpus are typeable on the home keys.
Not included in final score ... layouts with letters on thumb have unfair advantage, and it punishes layouts which opt to keep O and U off the home row.

Home Key lettersEnglish words typeableScoreLongest wordExample
aeinrsty567233111earnestness

Word count
Word length

No same-finger words

How many of the 30,000 most common words in the English corpus can be typed without using the same finger twice.

Home Key lettersEnglish words typeableScoreLongest wordExample
aeinrsty22924151119seventeenth-century

Word count
Word length

Word metric comparisons

MetricLowest exampleLowest scorejyz.en.ansi scoreHighest exampleHighest score
Home keys wordsabcdef.en.ansi152331
cahi.en.matrix5445
No same-finger wordsnoel.en.ansi2761511
whorf.en.ansi1586
Words averagenoel.en.ansi17.40 %95.27 %
whorf.en.ansi100.00 %

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 2No same-finger words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 3Common / tricky words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 4Pangrams Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 5So you think you can type? Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 6Extra practice 1: Common words in text Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 7Extra practice 2: Lorem ipsum and friends Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 8Extra practice 3: Underused words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 9Extra practice 4: Commonly misspelled words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5