Lesson 5 brings 'p', 'l' as well as all the home row.
Current progress: Lvl 4, 134 cpm, 26 wpm, 88% accuracy; working on Lvl 5.
As my family needs to use my home computer, I can't just add Colemak to the
xorg.conf like I have on my laptop, and I didn't feel comfortable using
xmodmap due to the weirdness I got on the work computer. So, as a KDE user, I made a little shell script that sits in
~/.kde/Autostart/setxkbmap.sh that switches the mappings for me when I log in:
#!/bin/bash setxkbmap -v colemak && xset r 66
Linux is so cool :-P
To configure Colemak in the console, you need to do the following:
- Copy the file
colemak-1.0/linux_console/colemak.iso15.kmapfrom the archive to
- Restart the keymaps service
# /etc/init.d/keymaps restart * Caching service dependencies ... [ ok ] * WARNING: you are stopping a boot service. * WARNING: you are stopping a boot service. * Loading key mappings ... [ ok ] * Setting terminal encoding to ASCII ... [ ok ] * Setting user font ... [ ok ]
Shai Coleman thinks that 'lat9u-14' is a good font but
/usr/share/consolefonts/README.lat9 suggests that lat9w- fonts are actually better, and the default font is 16 not 14.