"Svorak" (swedish dvorak) in OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by emil.s, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. emil.s macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    I have found "Dvorak" in Systemsettings - International. But it has not the swedish characters å, ä, and ö.

    And Google found nothing. :(

    So... did someone know how i can get svorak to work in OS X?
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I don't know how to get Svorak on OS X, but I did want to point out... you get the characters you mentioned in the same way in Dvorak as you do in the standard US keyboard config, of which you may not be aware:

    opt-a -> å
    opt-u + a -> ä
    opt-u + o -> ö

    The way the US keyboard works is that each special diacritical mark is tied to one of the characters most commonly seen with it. So umlaut is on the u, the "hat" is on the i (î), the two accents are on the e and the (exception) tilde/forward-single-quote key keys, the tilde is on the n, and so on.

    That might get you started while you look for Svorak.
  3. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2004
    Nagoya, Japan
    Heh, I didn't know there was a Swedish dvorak layout. :)

    I did a quick search, and it seems there are other people successfully using Svorak on a Mac. It seems all you need to do is download and install a keyboard file.

    This site has it, but there seems to be an error with the download. You might want to email them:
  4. emil.s thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    I solved it by myself.

    I created a new layout with "Ukulele", filled in every key, saved and loaded.

    And it works! :)

    A howto will come up here (in swedish):
    http://sandnabba.se/~emil/svorak på MBP/
    (not finished yet)

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