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My favorite of what I could find: Klavaro
http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/en/index.html

I disagree with their decision to not show the keyboard on the screen, because from my experience (never learning touch-typing until I switched to Dvorak) it is vital to not look at the actual keyboard to know where the characters are, but on the small netbook-style laptops at Shishur Sevay it is better to print the keyboard layout and mount it next to the monitor.

Review of three available on Ubuntu that ended up favoring Klavaro: http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/146602

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/06/touch-typing-lessons-learn-to-type.ht...

in India. Most of the Indian can read their native language but cannot imagine typing it. Therefore, the Indian Government is promoting local language computing in a big way. Typing Tutors for Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and other Indian Languages are provided by the ILDC Website. More information here. The are developed by CDAC.

Interesting Typing Fact 1: Das Blank Keybaord is a unique kind of a keyboard which has regular keys but nothing is written on the keys. In order to use the keyboard, you will have to memorize the various keystroke locations. "Like on a piano, since there are no keys to look at when typing, your brain will quickly adapt and memorize the key positions. Within a few short weeks users increase their typing accuracy and find themselves typing up to 100% faster."

Interesting Typing Fact 2: Barbara Blackburn is the World's Fastest Typist with the maximum typing speed of 212 WPM. She hates the QWERTY keyboard layout and prefers the Dvorak keyboard, which has vowels on one side and consonants on the other, with the most frequently used letters on the center row.