Carpalx optimizes keyboard layouts to create ones that require less effort and significantly reduced carpal strain!
X11 layouts are available! Patches to include Carpalx layouts in xkeyboard-config and kbd have been submitted by Perry Thompson. Meanwhile, many thanks to Sven Hallberg for providing X11 configuration for Carpalx layouts. Richard Gomes contributed an archive of these files for KDE/Gnome users.
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25/may/18 — The BBC article Why we can't give up this off way of typing by Tim McDonald discusses the history and persistence of QWERTY and my Carpalx work.
16/aug/16 — Ergonomic Keyboard Layout Designed for the Filipino Language at AHFE2016 derives layout for Filipino language using Carpalx
18/apr/16 — Carpalx layouts soon to appear in freedesktop (package xkeyboard-config) and kbd. Thanks to Perry Thompson.
The distribution (carpalx-x.xx) includes the training text files (English, perl, java, ruby), word lists, scripts and configuration files. First, check the requirements to make sure you can run the code.
|carpalx-0.12.tgz||0.12||27,821,268||Thu Oct 8 15:33:58 2015|
|carpalx-0.11.tgz||0.11||16,422,359||Fri Aug 14 20:06:36 2009|
|carpalx-0.10.tgz||0.10||16,814,729||Tue Jan 15 14:57:51 2008|
To use the layouts with PKL, either download a version of PKL that includes carpalx layouts (carpalx-pkl), or just the layouts themselves (carpalx-pkl-layouts).
Note to non-English users: We love you, but the PKL layouts only include standard character and punctuation keys. International symbols are not included in the layouts.
|carpalx-pkl-0.02.zip||0.02||440,109||Tue Oct 6 13:21:58 2009|
|carpalx-pkl-layouts-0.02.zip||0.02||108,358||Tue Oct 6 13:22:41 2009|
|carpalx-pkl-layouts-0.01.zip||0.01||116,213||Fri Aug 21 13:57:38 2009|
|carpalx-pkl-0.01.zip||0.01||450,082||Fri Aug 21 13:57:18 2009|
Many thanks to Sven Hallberg for providing X11 conf files for Carpalx layouts, to be used with setxkbmap. He describes installation in his blog.
Richard Gomes contributed an archive that bundles Sven's files, along with examples for KDE/Gnome.