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I am trying Dvorak typing. The above unscrambled is “This is a Dvorak Post”.
I am using a regular keyboard but changing the window settings. Anyone else using a Dvorak keyboard?
It’s a whole new world!
What am I in for?
What am I in for? · 9 minutes ago
Sorry, 10. I really haven’t used one. I just couldn’t resist a bad pun on the name.
I am not getting the pun. What joke am I missing?
Sorry, 10. I really haven’t used one. I just couldn’t resist a bad pun on the name. · 0 minutes ago
1 hour ago
Another Dvorak (Antonin) is perhaps best known for his Symphony No 9, popularly known as the New World Symphony.
Thanks, I was thinking Disney like Aladdin or the gibberish was a new language.
Another Dvorak (Antonin) is perhaps best known for his Symphony No 9, popularly known as the New World Symphony. · 0 minutes ago
I decided to give Dovorak a try about a year ago. While practicing and reading about Dvorak, I kept coming across references to the Colemak layout. Ultimately, I concluded that Colemak is better supported by the research and while Dvorak is superior to the traditional QWERTY layout, Colemak delivers on the promises of Dvorak to an even greater degree. As a bonus, it’s easier to transition from QWERTY to Colemak than to Dvorak, plus Colemak maintains most of the common Ctrl-key editing combinations (Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V for cutting, copying, and pasting, for example). I use a keyboard program called PKL to handle the layout conversion, which allows for a one-click toggle to QWERTY in case someone else needs to use my computer.
While I do believe Colemak is superior to both QWERTY and Dvorak and I’m glad I switched, we live in a QWERTY world. It’s probably not worth the time and effort to learn a new system if you’re an accomplished QWERTY typist. I did it more for the curiosity and novelty factors than anything else. Changing layouts is also a great way to challenge your brain.
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