Dvorak vs Programable Dvorak

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page discuss whether Programer's Dvorak layout is better than Dvorak Keyboard Layout .

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Dvorak layout
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Programer's Dvorak layout

Programmer Dvorak (by Roland Kaufmann at http://www.kaufmann.no/roland/dvorak/)

Programable Dvorak is Dvorak with the following changes:

Overall, the Programer's Dvorak is marginally better than Dvorak. The 2 advantages it has over Dvorak are: ① Using the Dvorak's original arrangement for the number keys. ② rearranging the symbols. The other two changes made by Programer's Dvorak, the inverting number now, and swapping semicolon and apostrophe, may be worse, depending on what language you code. For detail, see:

see also Best Way to Insert Parenthesis/Brackets

Keyboard Layouts

Dvorak

International

Layout Efficiency

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