Category Archives: Projects

Posts which describe projects I’ve under­tak­en.

Version 1.2 of My Internationalized Dvorak Layout

I was pret­ty sure that I’d arrived at my per­fect key­board lay­out, but tonight I dis­cov­ered one more char­ac­ter to which I’d like to have easy access. This ver­sion of the lay­out moves the pre-alge­bra style divi­sion sym­bol to the pre­vi­ous loca­tion of the upside down ques­tion mark, while the upside down ques­tion mark moves […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout Graduates to 1.1

After some thought, I decid­ed that I didn’t real­ly need the mul­ti­pli­ca­tion oper­a­tor (dead­key + “equals”).  After all, it has been more than a decade since I was intro­duced to Algebra—when the “x” shape tran­si­tioned from oper­a­tor to operand.  I next thought about what might be a suit­able addi­tion to that key, both in terms […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout

This is an object les­son in the flex­i­bil­i­ty pro­vid­ed by two prin­ci­ples of Unix-like oper­at­ing sys­tems: 1. Every­thing is a file. 2. Almost every file is human-read­­able text. Most impor­tant to this project was a corol­lary to the sec­ond point: that which can be read can be edit­ed. Search­ing Google for “Dvo­rak inter­na­tion­al lay­out” result­ed […]