Dvorak Layout Diagram

This diagram also shows the original QWERTY character, for reference, on the keys that change. I also have an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of this diagram, dvorkeys.pdf (78K), that you can download and print using Acrobat Reader (which you can get free from the Adobe website).

Note: Sometimes browsers choke trying to display PDF files. If this happens, point to the PDF link and right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac) to get a popup menu, then select "Save..." to download the PDF. Then open the PDF directly from Acrobat Reader.

The arrangement shown here is common to most Mac, DOS/Windows, and OS/2 Dvorak layouts, but it is not strictly ANSI standard Dvorak.

ANSI places both square brackets on the same key (requiring a shift for one), omits curly brackets (which usually end up both on the same key too), and leaves the +/= key on the topmost row.

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Last update (Ctrl-click): 13 February 2009
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