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Dvorak keyboard

The most common alternative to the standard QWERTY keyboard; the Dvorak keyboard assigns letters to keys so that typing is fast. Primary alphabetic keys are arranged in three rows as follows:


Unfortunately, learning to touch-type is time-consuming, and thus it has been impossible to replace the entrenched QWERTY standard despite the fact that expert typists are much faster on Dvorak keyboards.