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Offline Moogle Stiltzkin

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best typing tutor for colemak ?
« on: Wed, 29 June 2011, 08:58:19 »
for qwerty its typing master pro.

i tried type faster but it isnt as good as typing master pro.

any ideas?
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Offline jpc

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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 01 July 2011, 08:17:07 »
I learned Colemak on ktouch, which is free software for Linux. Would recommend it.

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Offline Tony

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 02 July 2011, 09:11:09 »
I learn Colemak with Type Master. After you learn full keyboard, practically you can use any Typing software that you like.

Just turn off the keyboard graphics, and there you go. I use Typing Tutor 7 for that purpose.

And for fun, I practice with Amphetype, Typing of the Dead, TyperShark Deluxe, and compete online at

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Offline eyesnine

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 03 July 2011, 08:47:07 »
I use Amphetype. It's buggy, but good.

I was wondering if anyone had a list of the most common length 3, 4, 5, etc. strings for typers of English. I could use a list like that with Amphetype fairly easily.

Wordlists are OK, and I have found some. But, I was hoping for just the strings, since long words tend to be higher in concentration of certain letter combinations (like "tion" for example, which isn't in any small common words)

Offline DivineWind

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 01 August 2011, 14:15:22 »
Use Type Faster, it is not a flashy program but some of the lessons are made by Shai Coleman himself.  You have to download the Colemak lessons separate from the software.
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Offline AUAnonymous

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 01:27:34 »
I've also been using TypeFaster, and it's a definite improvement over gtypist which I was using before.
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Offline lenakira

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Offline achikin

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Re: best typing tutor for colemak ?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 15:42:45 » offers great learning experience with Dvorak, Colemak and Workman.

Offline superbia

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Re: best typing tutor for colemak ?
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 15:37:23 »
I used this website to learn many layouts.
It uses the most common words (nothing more).
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Offline Chekonjak

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Re: best typing tutor for colemak ?
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 21:36:22 »
The Typing Cat is terrific for this kind of thing. Lots of layouts supported - Colemak, Dvorak, Workman (though no Mod-DH unfortunately).