Maltron Layout

By Xah Lee. Date: .

The Maltron Layout is specially designed for the Maltron Keyboard, a design copied by the more well-known Kinesis Model 100 (1992)

Maltron Layout was created in 1977

Maltron keyboard layout US 2624f
Maltron keyboard layout US

The distinguishing feature of Maltron layout is that the key e is positioned for the thumb. You will need a keyboard with a thumb key to use the Maltron layout.

Also, the Maltron layout is more efficient than Dvorak or any other, simply because it places the mostly frequently used key e on the thumb.

Maltron Keyboards