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WPM-calculation is based on the following calculation: 5 keystrokes equal 1 WPM, if you don't believe me, check Wikipedia about Words per minute :)
Every key you hit on the keyboard to type a letter is one keystroke. The calculation also considers if you have to type uppercase letters or language specific letters who need 2 keystrokes to be typed (for example "A"). For example "quick" needs 5 keystrokes whereas "America" needs 8 keystrokes.
If you have a slow computer or doing a lot of things simultaneously on your computer, the 60-second timer might be slowed down. This might result in a situation were you instead of having 60 seconds, you actually have 70 seonds to type. The server detects this as a cheat attempt (even though it might just be a slow computer or something related to this) and doesn't save the score in this case. You can fix this by closing all of your running programs and every tab in your browser.
After you fullfilled the requirements for the achievement, please give it up to 5 minutes for the achievement to be unlocked :)
If your language is missing specific "2-keystroke"-characters, please let me know: email@example.com
You can deactivate this behaviour, please follow this instruction: How to Make an iPad Stop Typing Initial Caps
The average WPM on 10fastfingers is 42 WPM. This number is extracted from over 14 million tests, spread out over 41 languages.
You may ask: "Why is there no highscore older than 1 day?" There are a few cheaters who use the typing test to satisfy some weird sense of accomplishment by cheating. Even though I try to make it harder for cheaters, its not impossible (and probably not really difficult if you know a little bit about scripts, etc.). If there were an all time highscore, it would just be populated by those individuals and thats why I decided against such a list, sorry!
In the previous version it was possible to use the ENTER key to insert words (instead of the SPACE bar). For your regular typing experiences the SPACE bar is much more important than the ENTER key. Allowing to use the ENTER key might train the "wrong" typing behaviour, therefore I removed this option, it will help you in the longrun! (Remember to use your thumb(s) for the SPACE bar.)
For the calculation of accuracy (used in the text practice mode) the amount of mistakes made and the number of corrections used is taken into consideration.
Imagine a text requiring exactly 500 keystrokes. There are 4 possible cases: