Windows: Set Chinese Pinyin to Dvorak Layout
If you type Chinese and use the Dvorak Keyboard Layout , here's how to set Microsoft pinyin input method to use Dvorak layout. (works in Microsoft Windows 10, Vista, 7.)
(微軟拼音輸入法 Dvorak 佈局)
Step 1. Press ❖ Window key, type powershell, to launch the PowerShell terminal.
Step 2. Paste the following and press enter.
# set Microsoft pinyin input system to use dvorak layout Set-ItemProperty -Path "hklm:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts\00000804" -Name "Layout File" -Value "KBDDV.DLL"
Step 3. Restart Windows.
To set it back to QWERTY, run this code:
# set Microsoft pinyin input system to use qwerty layout Set-ItemProperty -Path "hklm:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts\00000804" -Name "Layout File" -Value "KBDUS.DLL"
Alternative Method, Use Regedit
Press ❖ Window+r then type “regedit”. Then, go to the folder in this path:
That's the folder for Chinese simplified.
In the one named “Layout File”, double click it, then change the value to
Then, restart Windows.
Registry Location for Other Languages
Here is the Registry Location for other languages.
|Language||Folder Name||Original “Layout File” value|
Before you change, write down the original value, just in case you want to change it back.
Get Dvorak Keyboard
You can buy a Dvorak keyboard. That way, it's directly Dvorak, for any input method you chose.
[see List of Hardware Dvorak Layout Keyboards]
Not all keyboards are included in MSKLC's lists , by Michael S Kaplan. At
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/04/16/408853.aspx. (Note that Michael is the one who created the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator )
[see Dvorak Keyboard Layout]
[see Pinyin Letter Frequency 拼音字母頻率]