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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2008, 08:33:16 PM »
I clicked on this topic thinking it was about a composer.  You learn something new every day.


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Hehe, that's actually what I thought when I first saw it, too, because that's the first thing that comes to mind when I see/hear Dvorak, not the keyboard config :P

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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2008, 08:43:05 AM »
I do too much with foreign languages to use Dvorak.  I use US-International (which is qwerty with a lot of cool features).
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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2008, 04:41:35 PM »
I clicked on this topic thinking it was about a composer.  You learn something new every day.


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Hehe, that's actually what I thought when I first saw it, too, because that's the first thing that comes to mind when I see/hear Dvorak, not the keyboard config :P



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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2008, 10:34:37 PM »
I also type one-handed a lot.  I expect a Dvorak layout would make this harder.
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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2008, 10:52:42 PM »
There are specialized Dvorak layouts just for typing with the right or left hand. (Great for people who don't have two hands.)

But you're right that Dvorak is not optimized for foreign languages. Each language has its own letter frequencies, so each language needs its own layout. Many people have made Dvorak-methodology layouts for other languages though.

The QWERTY typewriter was designed to slow typists down and keep keys from jamming up. Before that, keyboards were in ABCDEFG order. Typists were actually faster using that layout.
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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2008, 07:42:14 PM »
I hate keyboards that are ABC I get so confused as to where the letters are.  I'm really liking Dvorak though, it's working very nicely.  I've also noticed that it works very well for using an IME to type in Japanese because you have all of the vowels on your left hand so you can go back and forth from each hand with almost every other letter so you can type exceptionally faster than you can with QWERTY when typing in romaji input.
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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2008, 05:37:25 PM »
You know.....I always thought the musician's name was spelled Dvorjak with a j.

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Re: Dvorak
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2008, 12:04:03 AM »
Yeah... It's spelled Dvořák. In Czech, ř is pronounced kind of like rzh.
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