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Dvorak Simplified Keyboard

The modern Dvorak Simplified Keyboard (US layout) The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard (i/d(?)'v?ræk/ d-VOR-ak) is a keyboard layout patented in 1936 by Dr. August Dvorak and his brother-in-law, Dr. William Dealey. Over the years several slight variations were designed by the team led by Dvorak or by ANSI. These variations have been collectively or individually also called the Simplified Keyboard or American Simplified Keyboard but they all have come to be commonly known as the Dvorak keyboard or Dvorak layout. Dvorak proponents claim the Dvorak layout uses less finger motion, increases typing rate, and reduces errors compared to the standard QWERTY keyboard. This reduction in finger distance traveled is claimed to permit faster rates of typing while reducing repetitive strain injuries, though this has been called into question.Although the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard (DSK) has failed to replace the QWERTY keyboard, most major modern operating systems (such as Windows, OS X, Linux, and BSD) allow a user to switch to the Dvorak layout. The notable current exception is iOS which does not support a system wide touchscreen dvorak keyboard particularly notable given the long tradition of Mac OS and OS X having integrated support for Dvorak. Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).
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