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GNU Typist

GNU Typist

GNU Typist (gtypist) is a simple ncurses based universal touch typing tutor. It assists you in learning to type correctly. The software improves your skills by practicing its exercises on a regular basis.

It has several lessons for different keyboard layouts and in different languages. It uses an input file to create a series of typing tutorials, drills, and speed tests.

In a drill, gtypist displays text in every other line on the screen, and waits for the user to correctly type the exact same text in the intermediate lines. In a speed test, gtypist displays text on the screen, and waits for the user to correctly over-type the exact same text. It indicates typing errors, and at the end of the test it calculates the real and effective rate in WPM.

 GNU Typist 2.9.3

Price
Free to download

Size
1.0MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
GNU Typist Development Team

Website
www.gnu.org/software/typist

System Requirements

Support Sites:
Manual, Mailing Lists

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Easy to use and user friendly interface
  • Typing exercises: drills and speed tests, practice only
  • Comes with several typing tutorials: in Czech, English (Qwerty and Dvorak keyboard), Russian and Spanish, as well as simpler exercices in German, French and Norwegian
  • Interprets a simple and intuitive scripting language that describes typing tutorials
  • Extensible - lessons for other keyboards and languages can be easily added
  • Supports internationalization and already has an interface in Czech, English, Finnish, French, German and Spanish
  • Users can navigate through lessons through an easy to use arrow key based menu interface. 'vi' up, down, left and right keys can be used too

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