[clug] [wanted] - Dvorak Keyboard

Joel Plane joel at korgsit.com
Thu Aug 19 04:29:33 GMT 2004

Thanks guys.
I wanted a hardwired one because not all apps (in windows) read the
character map. - that is, when you hit 'o' it sends 'o' to the OS and
not 's' - so the OS thinks your using the QWERTY layout.
Thanks for the links. I'll check them out soon.


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[mailto:linux-bounces+joel=korgsit.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Matt Andrews
Sent: Thursday, 19 August 2004 10:38 AM
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Subject: Re: [clug] [wanted] - Dvorak Keyboard

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 08:59:05 +1000, Darren Freeman
<daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 19:10, Joel Plane wrote:
> > Wanted - Hardwired Dvorak Keyboard, ps/2 or usb
> what do you mean by hardwired?
> Normal keyboards should become DVORAK if you use the appropriate
> keymaps. Then you can manually swap the keys around to your liking.

having played around with it a little bit myself (but not seriously
taken up Dvorak), i can say that moving the keys around is a
second-best solution on many keyboards.  the keys on different rows
are angled slightly differently, making the reassembled keyboard an
uncomfortable hodgepodge.  also, it's fiddly, time consuming and prone
to error.

if i were actually to take up Dvorak, i'd be looking for a hardwired
board too.


> Or do you mean a DVORAK keyboard that internally swaps the scancodes
> pretend it's a QWERTY? This might help on broken OSes without keymap
> support but even Windows has this.
> Have fun,
> Darren
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