Typist v3.1h Java Applet Start Page
Typist is a program to provide you with instruction and practice
in using a computer keyboard.
If you can not touch type, Typist contains all the tutorials and
practice text you will need in order to master this skill. And if you can
already touch type, then you can use the program to sharpen your keyboard
skills, and improve your typing speed and efficiency.
Typist contains lessons and practice text for the standard QWERTY
keyboard, the Dvorak (simplified) keyboard, and the PC numeric keypad. On
each typing exercise, it measures your speed, and can provide you with
information about which keys or fingers need additional practice.
Press any of the buttons in the following sections to start Typist:
Run Typist - US Keyboard
This button will start Typist, configured for a standard US keyboard.
Run Typist - UK Keyboard
This button will start Typist, configured for a standard UK keyboard.
Run Typist - Dvorak Keyboard
This button will start Typist, configured for systems with a Dvorak keyboard.
Unless you actually have one of these on your system, you should probably
not use this button; you can try out Dvorak typing using a standard US or UK
keyboard by using the US or UK Keyboard Acting as a Dvorak Keyboard
Run Typist - US or UK Keyboard Acting as a Dvorak Keyboard
These buttons will start Typist in Dvorak keyboard mode, but with keystrokes
from a standard US or UK keyboard translated into Dvorak equivalents
for you. Use these if you want to get a feel for Dvorak typing without
having to alter your system's keyboard map or type, and without having
to invest in a new keyboard.
Use of Typist is completely free, and the
Java source code
for the program is distributed under the GNU General Public License. The
latest version of the complete package can normally be found in the
Linux CAI applications area of Sunsite.
For help on running Typist, please read the
Typist 3.1 (Java) User's Guide, or use the online
help in the program itself.
Simon Baldwin, firstname.lastname@example.org