EskeRahn 5,042 Posted April 18, 2019 Share Posted April 18, 2019 I know this have been mentioned deep inside other threads, but would like to have it isolated, to hear what others feel. For languages like English and American English only using A-Z and no additional nation letters, I do get the idea of logically right shifting the keys to get them more centred, making it easier to let the left/right thumb do what the left/right hand do an a normal keyboard, without too much stretching from the right. However in the current layout the digits and dash keys are not shifted in the same way. I personally think that digits and dash should follow the letters, what do you think? I would suggest that a shifted layout should look like rather than That is the keys for 1,2...0 and dash/minus also shifted into their normal relative positions to QWERTYUIOP, moving the = key left. (cosmetically moved the apostrophes up a bit so they do not look like commas, and extended the underscore to make it stand out from a dash) YES I know this would move + and = to the 'wrong' side. But do many need those that often on a phone? I would claim that the potential users in general is MUCH MUCH more likely to use a dash and the digit-keys with their symbols much more often than + and =, and would find it really inconvenient to have 22 symbols left-shifted relative to the letters for no important reason. For those (I assume very few) using it for coding the move of the brackets and braces would be almost as bad as + and =, so they would most likely prefer a non-shifted layout anyway, i.e. ROUGHLY like (sorry did not insert all) So these few could use an international print like the QWERTZ proposed here by Waxberry Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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