Dvorak keyboard layouts

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Links and descriptions of Dvorak keyboard layouts for different languages.

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Monolingual layouts:

Multilingual layouts:

Keyboard layouts

Multilingual layouts

These are layouts that can be used for several languages or for special purposes.

Horne’s international Latin Dvorak keyboard

This layout fully supports all the major and minor languages of Europe that use the Latin alphabet. The European languages supported include Albanian, Asturian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Byelorussian, Catalan, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Old, Middle, and Modern), Esperanto, Estonian, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ingrian, Irish, Italian, Karelian, Kashubian, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Maltese, Manx, Norwegian, Occitan, Old Norse, Polish, Portuguese, Provençal, Rhaeto-Romance, Romany, Roumanian, Sámi (Inari, Lule, Northern, Skolt, and Southern), Sard, Scottish, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian (Lower and Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish, Vepsian, Votic, Walloon, and Welsh. Many non-European languages (for example, Aymará, Chichewa, Ewe, Fula, Hausa, Hawai‘ian, Hmong, Indonesian, Inuktitut [including the old Greenlandic orthography], Kikuyu, Lingala, Māori, Ojibwe, Quechua, Somali, Swahili, Wolof) are also supported, as is the pinyin romanization for Chinese.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Horne’s international Cyrillic Dvorak keyboard

This layout fully supports the full range of Cyrillic characters in Unicode, including everything that is needed to type in Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altay, Avar, Azerbaijani, Balkar, Bashkir, Bulgarian, Buryat, Byelorussian, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Dargwa, Dungan, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay, Karakalpak, Karelian, Kazakh, Khakas, Khanty, Komi, Kumyk, Kyrghyz, Lak, Lezgian, Macedonian, Mansi, Mari, Moldavian, Mongolian, Nanay, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetic, Russian (old and modern), Ruthenian, Sámi (Kildin), Serbian, Shor, Tabasaran, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, Udmurt, Uighur, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Yakut, and Yupik (Siberian).

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Horne’s international Devanāgarī Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Devanāgarī characters in Unicode, including everything that is needed to type in Hindi, Konkani, Marathi, Nepali, Sanskrit, and a number of other languages of the Indian subcontinent.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Horne’s international IPA Dvorak keyboard

This layout supports the full range of the International Phonetic Alphabet characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

United States-Dvorak International Keyboard Layout

With this layout, accented characters can be done by typing either ' or ` followed by another character. Its author, Matt Frear, needed this feature while learning Spanish. He created it using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

It works on Windows WP and maybe on Windows 2000. Installer and source code provided.

United States-Dvorak International Keyboard Layout (improved)

This is a version of Matt Frear's international layout, by Dan Ferreira: This is a more complete and correct conversion of United Stated-International to Dvorak, with all the dead keys and Alt Gr special characters.

It works on Windows XP. Installer and source code provided.

الْعَرَبيّة (Arabic)

Horne’s international Arabic Dvorak keyboard

This keyboard layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Arabic characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

հայերեն լեզու (Armenian)

Horne’s international Armenian Dvorak keyboard

It is based on the standard Eastern Armenian keyboard layout, a phonetic counterpart of Latin QWERTY. It supports the full range of Armenian characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

မြန်မာဘာသာ (Burmese)

Horne’s international Burmese Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Burmese characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Čeština (Czech)

Czech Dvorak

Česká varianta rozložení Dvorak navržená Pavlem Dvořákem. Ve skutečnosti vychází z anglického rozložení, ke kterému jsou přidány české znaky.

Obsahuje soubory pro Windows a unixové systémy.

Czech Dvorak layout proposed by Pavel Dvořák (the author's last name is Dvořák). It is actually based on the English layout, with the Czech characters added.

Drivers for Windows and Unix-like systems.

ᏣᎳᎩ / Tsalagi (Cherokee)

Horne’s international Cherokee Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Cherokee characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Deutsch (German)

German Dvorak keyboard layout

All information needed to use a German Dvorak layout on GNU/Linux.

Deutsch Dvorak Typ II für Mac OS X

All information needed to use a German Dvorak layout on Mac OS X.

The page is in German.

Dvorak-Tastaturbelegung

The German Dvorak Wikipedia article has a lot of useful advice and information.

German Dvorak Layouts

Two German Dvorak Layouts, including statistical analysis of key usage.

Eesti keel (Estonian)

Eesti Dvoraki klaviatuur

Taavi's site has general information on Dvorak layout and history, and Estonian Dvorak drivers for GNU/Linux and Windows XP. There's'also a link to build your own layout for Mac OS.

The site is in Estonian.

Ελληνικά (Greek)

Greek Dvorak layout for X Window

Andreas van Cranenburgh created his own Greek Dvorak layout for X Window (GNU/Linux).

Horne’s international Greek Dvorak keyboard

It is based on the standard Greek keyboard layout, a phonetic counterpart of Latin QWERTY. It supports the full range of Greek characters in Unicode, including obsolete letters and those used for Coptic. Monotonic and polytonic Greek can both be typed with ease.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Español / Castellano (Spanish)

No existe aún un teclado Dvorak diseñado expresamente para el castellano y aceptado por los usuarios. La variante española de Dvorak que ofrecen los sistemas operativos más conocidos está basada en la disposición Dvorak original para la lengua inglesa, con unos mínimos cambios.

Teclado «Dvorak» en español (variante de Ignacio Fernández Galván)

Esta es la disposición de teclado Dvorak más habitual en español hasta el momento. Está basada en la propuesta de Rolando Montaño, a la que hace dos modificaciones: Cambia la posición de la Ñ y respeta la distribución que la mayoría de los caracteres no alfanuméricos tienen en el teclado QWERTY español. Al ser la primera propuesta que dispuso de controladores para GNU/Linux, fue incluida en el programa X.org y con ello pasó a estar disponible para la mayoría de las distribuciones de dicho sistema operativo. También dispone de controladores para Mac OS y Windows.

La página es bilingüe en español e inglés.

This layout is the most used Dvorak Spanish layout yet. It's based on the Montaño's layout, with two changes: It moves the letter Ñ and keeps the layout and configuration of the keys which are not letters or common punctuation (period, comma, hyphen) according to the standard Spanish qwerty keyboard. As it was the first proposal to provide drivers for GNU/Linux, it was included into the program X.org, and so it spread into most of the GNU/Linux's distros. Installation and configuration instructions are provided also for Mac OS and Windows.

The page is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Spanish Dvorak variation by Rolando Montaño Fraire

Esta disposición se basa en la inglesa. Sólo añade la Ñ en la fila central, intercambia la R por la H y redistribuye los signos de puntuación. El autor la diseñó para su uso personal y pretendía expresamente que no se diferenciara apenas del teclado Dvorak original, como explica en su proyecto: la compatibilidad y favorecer también a capturistas que usen ambas lenguas son motivos para no hacer mayores cambios. No dispone de controladores, salvo una plantilla para el programa Tavultesoft Keyboard Manager para Windows.

La página está en inglés.

Teclado Dvorak español (propuesto por Gustavo Pomarino)

Esta disposición al parecer sí está diseñada para la lengua castellana, pero el autor no explica cómo llegó a ella. Tiene la particularidad de que usa teclas independientes para las vocales con tilde y diéresis. Dispone de controlador para Windows 95/98. Para versiones más recientes de dicho sistema operativo el autor propone usar el programa gratuito Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

Esperanto (Esperanto)

Ankoraǔ ne estas decidita Esperantlingva dvoraka klavar-aranĝo, nur pluraj proponoj.

Esperanto Dvorak layout for X Window

Andreas van Cranenburgh created his own Esperanto Dvorak layout for X Window (GNU/Linux).

Andreas van Cranenburgh kreis propran Esperantan dvorakan klavar-aranĝon por X Window (GNU/Linukso).

La paĝo estas en la angla.

Disposição de Teclado BR-Nativo/PT-Nativo para digitação em Esperanto

Versioj de la portugal-lingva Teclado Nativo Brasileiro proponitaj por Esperanto-tajpado.

La paĝo estas en la portugala.

Klavaro Dvorak

Ĉi vikipedia artikolo provizas detalan informon kaj montras plurajn klavar-aranĝojn proponitajn por Esperanto.

An Esperanto variant layout

Another Esperanto Dvorak layout. No drivers.

Alia dvoraka klavar-aranĝo por Esperanto. Sen pelilo.

New Euro Keys Esperanto Keyboard Layout

More Dvorak layouts proposed for Esperanto. No drivers.

Pliaj dvorakaj klavar-aranĝoj proponitaj por Esperanto. Sen pelilo.

Français (French)

Clavier Dvorak pour la langue française

A French Dvorak layout designed from scratch by Francis Leboutte.

Drivers for Windows 98/ME/XP/2000/Vista, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD and FreeBSD.

The site is in French.

La disposition de clavier fr-dvorak-bépo

A different French Dvorak layout designed from scratch. The project was started in 2003 by Thomas Tempé and Fabien Jobin; since 2004 it is developed by Nicolas D. and Nicolas C.

Drivers for Windows XP/2000/Vista, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

The site is in French.

ግዕዝ (Ge'ez / Ethiopic)

Horne’s international Ethiopic Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Ethiopic characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

ქართული ენა (Georgian)

Horne’s international Georgian Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Georgian characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

עִבְרִית (Hebrew)

Horne’s international Hebrew Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Hebrew characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Italiano (Italian)

iDvorak

Questo sito si propone di essere un punto di riferimento per la diffusione di una versione italiana del layout Dvorak.

Proposed Italian Dvorak layout. It is actually based on the English layout, with the Italian characters added. Driver for Windows.

The site is in italian.

Māori / te reo Māori (Maori)

Māori Dvorak keyboard layout

Source and installer for a Maori Dvorak keyboard layout created with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC). For Windows 2000 or XP.

Nederlands (Dutch)

A Dutch variant of Dvorak?

The author examined the letter occurrency of some random Dutch texts and concludes: I do not think a Dutch variant of Dvorak is really needed. The us-dvorak is quite optimized for typing Dutch language.

Norsk bokmål (Norwegian)

Norsk Dvorak tastatur

Norsk Dvorak oppsett utformet av Carl Anton Stenling. Denne er avledet av det engelske oppsettet og fått lagt til norske tegn. Drivere for Windows 95/98/Millennium/NT/2000/XP, GNU/Linux (X Window) og Mac OS (opp til 10.4).

Siden er på norsk.

Norwegian Dvorak layout designed by Carl Anton Stenling. It is actually the English layout with the Norwegian letters added. Drivers for Windows 95/98/Millennium/NT/2000/XP, GNU/Linux (X Window) and Mac OS (up to 10.4).

The page is in Norwegian.

Variant av Norsk Dvorak (for Linux) / Norwegian Dvorak variation (for Linux)

Oppsettet er det samme som Norsk Dvorak utarbeidet av Stenling (over).

Layout of the same Norwegian variation (for Linux) designed by Carl Anton Stenling (above).

no-dvorak-osx

Keylayout fil laget av Vidar Bronken Gundersen for nyere versjoner av Mac OS X, siden støtte for "Keyboard Suitcase" formatet ble droppet fra og med versjon 10.5.

Keylayout file created by Vidar Bronken Gundersen for newer Mac OS X variants, as the old Keyboard Suitcase (resource file) keyboard layout format was discontinued in 10.5.

Português (Portuguese)

Teclado Nativo Brasileiro

A lot of information about a layout designed from scratch specially for the Portuguese language, following the Dvorak's principles. There are variants to be used in Portugal, Brazil and for African languages. Drivers for GNU/Linux and Windows.

The page is in Brazilian Portuguese.

Suomi / suomen kieli (Finnish)

My Dvorak keyboard layout / Dvorak-näppäimistöasettelu

Finnish Dvorak layout, backward-compatible with the standard Dvorak layout. Drivers for Mac OS X (10.2 or later), Windows 95/98/NT/ME/XP/2000, X11 and Unix console (GNU/Linux, BSDs, Solaris, IRIX, etc.), Classic Mac OS (System 6, 7, 8 and 9).

The page is bilingual in English and Finnish.

Svenska (Swedish)

There's one proposal for Swedish Dvorak layout, called Svorak. It is based on the English layout. The following links refer to that layout:

aoeu.info

A lot of information on the Swedish Dvorak layout. Two versions are provided with different arrangements for the non-alphanumeric characthers. Drivers for BeOS, GNU/Linux (X11 and console), Unix (X11), FreeBSD (console), Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X, and Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

The site is in Swedish.

Swedish Dvorak keyboard

Svorak layout originally designed by Liket and Xtreamist. Drivers for Windows 95/98/NT/2000, GNU/Linux and BeOS R4.

Swedish Dvorak variation

A mention of the same Svorak layout.

தமிழ் (Tamil)

Horne’s international Tamil Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Tamil characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

ภาษาไทย (Thai)

Horne’s international Thai Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layouts. It supports the full range of Thai characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.

བོད་སྐད་ (Tibetan)

Horne’s international Tibetan Dvorak keyboard

This layout is phonetic counterpart of the standard Latin layout. It supports the full range of Tibetan characters in Unicode.

Drivers for Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003.