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Old October 28th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default APP Request: DVORAK Keyboard

There is a couple guys at work, read OLD Guys haha, who really love my phone but both said they would buy one if I ever see an app for dvorak switching. I personally don't get it. It's not like you can touch type on this thing anyway but I promised I'd post this.

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Oddly enough, I am faster at hunt-and-peck on a QWERTY than I am on a Dvorak -- and I've been touch typing on Dvorak exclusively for several years. If your old mates are not like that, there certainly is something for them!

There is the Dvorak Keyboard, but I think it's not been actively developed for some time and might no longer be available in the market.

AnySoftKeyboard has a Alternative English Layouts pack with a Dvorak layout.

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There is a couple guys at work, read OLD Guys haha, who really love my phone but both said they would buy one if I ever see an app for dvorak switching. I personally don't get it. It's not like you can touch type on this thing anyway but I promised I'd post this.
Hi-Just joined the forum,having got myself an Android ARCHOS tablet..I'm curious about Dvorak,and would like to try an app if a useful one were available..Randy Cassingham (This is True Author) rates Dvorak highly,would just like to see if it would work for Me!
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I have an idea for a dvorak program, but I don't know how to write it. Since any hardware keyboard plugged into android is only qwerty, even with a dvorak softkeyboard installed, I thought to try something different.

Instead of changing the layout, it would just intercept what is typed on the hard keyboard and convert it to dvorak. For example if I were to press " ; " on a standard qwerty board, the program would intercept it before it got to any text box/area, replace it with an "s" instead, and put that in the text box.

I don't know how to write the actual program, but I did write a bit of pseudo code for it. It's just a select case statement really that examines which letter was pressed and replaces it with the correct letter.

If anybody wants to write it, it seems like it would be a simple program to write. I tried to work with eclipse but it's just too badly designed.

if I could root my tablet, it would be easy to change the qwerty.kl to a dvorak layout, but rooting is more and more difficult all the time.

the "pseudocode" This is for no modifier keys. I also made one for Shift and Capslock and shift+capslock.

Select Case Key
#Comment - Number Row Key changes
- = change to [
= = change to ]
#Comment - Top Row Key changes
q = change to '
w = change to ,
e = change to .
r = change to p
t = change to y
y = change to f
u = change to g
i = change to c
o = change to r
p = change to l
[ = change to /
] = change to =
#Comment - Middle Row Key changes
#Comment - A = A Same in Dvorak as Qwerty Handled by the Else
s = change to o
d = change to e
f = change to u
g = change to i
h = change to d
j = change to h
k = change to t
l = change to n
; = change to s
' = change to -
#Comment - Bottom Row Key changes
z = change to ;
x = change to q
c = change to j
v = change to k
b = change to x
n = change to b
#Comment - M = M Same in Dvorak as Qwerty Handled by the Else
, = change to w
. = change to v
/ = change to z
else
#Comment - For keys that are the same in Dvorak as in Qwerty
pressed key = pressed key
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