T11 Input Method

by Thomas Heller

T11 is an experimental input method for computer keyboards that allows you to type without having to move your fingers on the keyboard. The main motivation behind creating T11 was that it could improve typing speed. because fingers don't need to move. The idea is similar to T10, which is how T11 got its name.

How to use T11: Place your fingers on the keys as follows: left pinkie on 1, left ring finger on 2, left middle finger on 3, left index finger on 4, left thumb on D, right thumb on G, right index finger on 5, right middle finger on 6, right ring finger on 7, and right pinkie on 8. (You'll need a physical keyboard for this. However, if you're on a touch device, you can still tap the buttons in the table below to get an idea of how T11 works.)

For example, press the keys 1 for shift, 2 and 6 for "H", 6 for "e", two times 3 for "l", two times 3 for "l", 3 and 5 for "o", G for space, 4 and G for "w", 3 and 5 for "o", 3 and 8 for "r", two times 3 for "l", 2 and 4 for "d", and 8 and 4 for "!" to type "Hello world!". You can always correct your mistakes using the D key. The letters "a", "e", and "t" are quite frequent in the English language and can be typed with a single keypress; this could be adapted for other languages.

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