Typesy keyboard layouts

What layouts does Typesy support?

Hi Wayne,

The Typesy system is designed to teach you to touch type on a standard QWERTY keyboard, where the letters are in a specific arrangement across the three rows. The system also supports keyboard layouts for UK English and Spanish, which have the same letter layout but some different arrangements of punctuation and symbol keys. There are other keyboard layouts in use around the world, however, and if you do a lot of traveling and rely on internet cafés for your e-mails, you need to be aware that your touch typing skills might actually cause you to slow down, since the letters you expect to find under your fingers won’t be where you think they are.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi there, @waynevalentine!

Touch typing can be taught on any keyboard, QWERTY or otherwise. However, Typesy currently focuses on the QWERTY layout. Since the core of touch typing is developing muscle memory, mastery on one keyboard will not directly transfer to another as the keys will be placed differently, as Aidan pointed out. For this reason, it is important that students use only one keyboard type when initially learning keyboarding skills. If and only if that type is a QWERTY layout should you use Typesy.

Hope that helps!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)