Dvorak Keyboard Layout

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  1. michael666 macrumors member

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    #1
    After having posted these questions at the end of an old Dvorak thread with little success, I'll post them here again:

    I recently started using the Dvorak layout, but came across some problems:

    * Where are the tilde ~ and backwards apostrophe ` characters? They do not turn up in the keyboard viewer, but they are essential for me (programming languages) [I have a Japanese keyboard]

    * Is there a German Dvorak layout? I need to write German from time to time, but the German layout (for the umlauts) is only Querty. Using alt-U as modifier is awkward.

    * I also need to write Japanese quite often, but using the Japanese IME in conjunction with Dvorak does not let me use some of the Japanese punctuation symbols like brackets.

    Thanks for any help I will get here!
     
  2. cb911 macrumors 601

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    sorry, i can't help you seeing that i only use english.

    sounds like you're having very specific problems... you might have to ask on some differet forums as well.

    but glad to hear that's you're using dvorak. i wish i was. :p

    yay for me, eh? i had to go and learn qwerty..... *curse you qwerty! curse you!*
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    #3
    What sort of keyboard are you using? On a US keyboard, with the Dvorak keymap, the ` (and ~) key is in the top left corner, just like it is with the US keymap.
     
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    Nitpick: :p
    You're using an American keyboard (unless you imported one :eek: ), the English/British one has stuff like a £ key, and the " and @ are reversed. A few more differences too I think.
     
  5. michael666 thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    It's a Japanese one. Seems that they left out those keys on Japanese Dvorak :confused:
     

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