[CS-FSLUG] Dvorak Keyboards

Ritchie, Josiah S. jritchie at bible.edu
Fri Feb 10 07:30:38 CST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> - If you depend on software's keyboard commands (as in vi or emacs)
> you know by their positions, not their letters.
> I wonder about that one.  I use vi quite a bit.  How hard would it be
> switch to using vi with a Dvorak layout?  Any experience here?

This is a common geek concern. I've heard of some who write documents in
DVORAK, but program in QWERTY. I learned vi after learning DVORAK so I
can't speak to that much, but you could just re-map your vi shortcuts to
the pattern instead.

As an aside :q is easier than ever to type in DVORAK because the : and
the q are right beside each other (z and x in QWERTY). :-) The i and d
are also readily accessible (g and h in QWERTY) and heavily used.


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