## Better Keyboard Layouts
BEAKL (Balanced Effortless Advanced Keyboard Layout) is a radical evolving theory and observations that strives to find the optimal efficient, ergonomic layout. The result is a series of progressively improved layouts as new discoveries and models are updated into the theory.
## Latest Recommended BEAKL Layout:
**BEAKL 27**: Outstanding performance for both English and non-English prose and code. In particular, excellent rolls, comfort, and intuitiveness. Easy to learn, quick to achieve fast typing speed.
BEAKL 27 (main layer):
BEAKL 27 (shift layer):
BEAKL (punctuation layer):
BEAKL (numpad layer):
BEAKL (numpad layer shifted):
If you have issue with high same-finger hit rates on BEAKL 27, you may move some keys around. See below BEAKL 27-A. However, these changes rely more on pinky fingers, thus slower rolls involving the pinky. Nonetheless, it's a viable alteration that may suit your needs.
Any or all of the following may be swapped:
The layout below, BEAKL 27-A, shows the final layout if all three swaps are made.
BEAKL 27-A (main layer):
BEAKL 27-A (shift layer):
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