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On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 20:36, John Cowan wrote:
> =?iso-8859-1?q?Jan=20van=20Steenbergen?= scripsit:
>
> > Well, Mr. Dvorak could certainly be acclaimed as the godfather of
> > all right-handed typists! :)))
>
> IIRC there is a mirror-image version of Dvorak for lefties.

There are at least four versions of Dvorak: ANSI Dvorak, Programmers
Dvorak, Left-handed Dvorak and Right-handed Dvorak. ANSI dvorak is the
one described above with [ and ] and { and } on the same keys.
Programmers Dvorak has [ and { and ] and } on the same keys a la QWERTY.

Left- and Right-handed Dvoraks are both designed for one-handed typing.
They bare even less similarities to QWERTY than ANSI/Programmers Dvorak
do: half the number row (left on left-handed, right on right-handed) is
dedicated to letters; the numbers go out to the other side. I don't know
either keymaps and don't have them loaded on my computer to tell you any
more than that.

If there is an inverted two-handed ANSI/Programmers Dvorak, I've never
seen an operating enviroment that has it and I've set Dvorak mode on
Linux, FreeBSD, XFree86 3.3.6--4.2, Windows 3.1--98, Windows NT 3.51--XP
Pro and OS/2 Warp 4. I've also never seen any reference to it on the
web. I don't think the ANSI/Programmers Dvorak layouts are particularly
one-handed really... that's one of the points: they're designed to
utilise *both* hands as much as possible (although my right-hand thumb,
for example, never does anything).

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Tristan