Posts tagged ‘keyboards’

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was waiting on new keycaps that would align properly even when I arranged them as per the Dvorak left-hand layout. Well, today they arrived! I’m pretty happy; they look good, and my hyphen key is no longer obnoxiously tall 😅 If anyone’s curious as to the details: I got them from YMDK(external link), and they’re XDA profile, dye-sub PBT, and the colour scheme seems to be called “9009”. I can really see why people might have fun customising their own mechanical keyboards, but I think this is where I’m likely to leave mine (…for now).

a keyboard seen top-down, keycaps largely shades of light grey, some pink and green accents the same keyboard seen in profile view; the tops of the keys all lie flush (relatively)

The Dvorak Left-Hand Keyboard Layout

As you may or may not know, I was born with a disability that gives me only limited use of my right hand. As such, I do pretty much 100% of my typing with my left.1 These days I just use the standard QWERTY layout, but there was a period of a few years – between about 2008 and 2016 – that I instead used this beauty:

The Dvorak left-hand keyboard layout
The Dvorak left-hand keyboard layout, as shown on Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.