This is a quick blurb for setting or converting your keymaps to dvorak instead of qwerty.
Setting dvorak layout
dvorakfor standard dvorak layout
dvorak-lfor left-handed dvorak layout
dvorak-rfor right-handed dvorak layout
Setting Dvorak International In X
Setting your system to the dvorak international layout (with dead keys) is a simple matter of changing the
XkbVariant option to
dvorak-intl. It should look as follows:
Option "XkbVariant" "dvorak-intl"
XkbLayout should already be set to
You can also apply the changes directly in an active session is possible using setxkbmap:
$ setxkbmap us dvorak-intl
For International Users
Swedish people interested in trying dvorak can find the swedish "version", called svorak, at aoeu.info! To convert to svorak in X you do not need to download any additional files from www.aoeu.info.
dvorak-es instead of
dvorak, both in loadkeys and
/etc/vconsole.conf to use the spanish dvorak variant.
On X, edit
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/01-keyboard-layout.conf and put:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "Keyboard-layout" Driver "evdev" MatchIsKeyboard "yes" Option "XkbLayout" "es(dvorak)" EndSection
GUI:(includes Dvorak lessons in English, French, German & Spanish)
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