[Spellyans] Cornish keyboard layout

Thomas Leigh callanish at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 22:19:56 GMT 2011

I have to confess I find it curious that a few extra keystrokes for
characters with diacritics should slow you down to that extent. I have
no idea what my typing speed is (I'm no touch typist, I have to look
at the keys, but not a two-finger hunt-and-pecker, either) but I find
it hard to believe that adding in some grave accents and diaereses,
for example, would cut my efficiency in half. I don't know what the
Mac's keyboard layout is like, however.


On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Eddie Climo <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 2011 Gen 31, at 20:18, A. J. Trim wrote:
> Thanks for the link, Andrew, but I only have Apple Mac computers. They
> already come with good keyboard layouts for diacritics, and I have one
> designed by Michael for Cornish which is very good.
> However, despite all of that, it is simply a lot slower to type with
> diacritics than it is to do so without them. I know these modified keyboard
> layouts well, and have long experience of using them, but despite all that,
> it is still a lot slower.
> I see no reason to type at under 30wpm with diacritics, when I can manage
> ca.60+wpm without them, unless (as I said in an earlier post) there is some
> compelling reason for including diacritics in what I'm typing.
> Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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> Accenti non multiplicandi praeter necessitatem
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