I am currently learning a language whose standard typing layout is very different to that of my native language. At some point I am going to want to learn to touch-type it, and I suspect that learning typing will actually build my spelling ability in the language.

Are questions about how to learn to type an L2 on a keyboard or similar device on-topic?

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    Hmm… what makes you doubt? Typing seems to be an integral part of language acquisition, along with speaking, reading, and writing. Commented Nov 5, 2017 at 17:26
  • @bytebuster I can envision some people seeing it as as a computer usage question rather than a language learning question.
    – Robert Columbia Mod
    Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 4:21

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I would accept such questions. Since learning to write in a foreign language can be on topic, so can learning to type. I am assuming that such questions would not be solely about where to find an input method for an L2. (There may be a fine line here, since we previously had a question about IME for Russian.)


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