Don't take this too seriously! I just ****ed around a text editor for an hour.
I had this thought that people experimenting with layouts typically want their strange new layout printed on the keys, and that means messing with stickers or something. At best, if you're learning one of the established alternatives (Dvorak, Colemak...) you might be able to get replacement keycaps, at a non-negligible price.
So I tried to make an alternative layout that you can mark on your keyboard by just switching your own Qwerty caps around. Meaning, all keys stay on their Qwerty row.
I didn't use a very strict methodology. I looked at some easily googleable data about letter sequence frequencies in American English and tried to fit stuff so it made sense.
~ + 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - backspace
tab y i t o e q u w r p [ ] \
caps j k d a g ; f s h l ' enter
shift v c m n x z , . b / shift
With this, you're suposed to take up JKDA SHL' as your home position, not JKDA FSHL. This way there's one more key's worth of space between your hands. The keys in the very middle are harder to reach (so I put rare stuff there) but the right pinkie is relieved from covering a quarter of the keyboard.
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