For convenience, here is the chart of the Miryoku layout:
Miryoku collapses all keys into a 3×5+3 layout. It’s so elegant!
The glyph in black is the main glyph of the key. When tapping that key with no other modifiers, the keyboard sends the signal for the main glyph.
When long-pressing a key, the modifier is activated. For example, to type a capital
N, I hold the
T key on my left hand, and then tap the
N key on my right hand.
The glyphs in green, blue, red, yellow, pink, and cyan are on different layers.
For example, to type
!, I long-press the return key on my right hand, which activates the green
Sym “Symbols” layer, then tap the
X key on my left hand.
It didn’t happen overnight! I kept the chart open on my iPad for quick reference. It wasn’t easy, and I sent several messages accidentally on Slack or Zoom. I would say after about three weeks, I was comfortable enough to know for sure I was never going back.
And after learning Miryoku on the Sofle v2, all those keys that were outside the 3×5+3 layout felt so extra, so unnecessary. Clutter.
Miryoku is fantastic, but I did make a few edits. My QMK fork is on GitHub at github.com/FullQueueDeveloper/qmk_firmware. It has a
fullqueuedeveloper branch the
fullqueuedeveloper keymap for the
crkbd folder (Corne keyboard). The
README.md has more information about my take on Miryoku.
Miryoku opens up new possibilities. It shows how a 3×5+3 layout is possible. It’s so elegant. It makes me happy.