Learning Colemak

After see­ing that Ian’s learn­ing Cole­mak, I decided to go for it too. Cole­mak is eas­ier to switch to than Dvo­rak, and pos­si­bly even more effi­cient to boot.

How­ever, I couldn’t find a key­board lay­out that I wanted to print and look at every day. I found a Mac Key­board Vec­tor with a CC license and made my own tweaks. I con­densed the key­board, and also greyed-out the keys that are unchanged from Qwerty. Down­load below:

Mac Cole­mak Lay­out

Con­sider it licensed under the same CC license as above.


  1. Posted January 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Nice work. I have another craft project to do it seems. :)

  2. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Great PDF — very use­ful. One sug­ges­tion: you might want to grey out the entire top row (numbers/symbols), since they don’t change. Thanks for putting this together!

  3. Posted April 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Now you’ll have to com­pete against other Automat­ti­cians in a race… dvo­rak vs cole­mark, go!

  4. Matt
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I’ll prob­a­bly need another year for that…

  5. Posted May 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Nicely done. Thanks for this!

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