Ergonomic keyboard layout.
Q W D R F J L U P ; A S T H G Y N E O I Z X C V B K M , . /
The design of ASTH-NEOI was influenced primarily by QWERTY, Colemak DH and Workman.
Key positions shared with Colemak DH:
Q W J L U ; A G N E Z X C K , . /
Key positions shared with Workman:
Q J U P ; A S G Y N E O I Z X K , . /
One distinguishing feature of ASTH-NEOI is that it strongly favours inward rolling (and to a lesser extent outward rolling) of some of the most common English bigrams and trigrams, even where it is necessary to shift the hand position slightly.
Resemblance to QWERTY was a secondary priority, preserving familiar shortcut keys and making it easier to learn. Unlike Colemak DH and Workman, ASTH-NEOI retains QWERTY's R, V, B and M positions.
Key positions shared with QWERTY:
Q W R A S G Z X C V B M , . /