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How do I learn Dvorak typing in Ubuntu? I have Ubuntu 10.04 and I'm planning to learn one of the Swedish dvorak versions. It's included in ubuntu 10.04.

My question is: Is there a good program to learn dvorak (sv)? I've linked the version that I want to learn and I really need a picture of the keyboard setup. Because I can't see the layout at the moment.

ktouch doesn't support my version of dvorak, and klarvo doesn't show a picture of the keyboard.

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I don't know about games, but the swedish dvorak layout you linked is supported as the "Sweden sdvorak" keyboard layout. –  Zoe Mar 17 '11 at 22:29
    
I know, I'm asking if there is a program that I can learn it from like a game or just a program. it MUSTN'T be a game! Just a program! –  Alvar Mar 17 '11 at 22:31
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See also, askubuntu.com/questions/14673/… –  djeikyb Mar 18 '11 at 1:25

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You can use any existing typing program (say, junior-typing or klavaro) and run with it.

http://klavaro.sourceforge.net/en/

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klarvo didn't work. –  Alvar Mar 18 '11 at 14:48
    
I guess my point is, you don't need a dvorak typing program, you need any typing program. Or, you need a swedish typing program so you have the special characters. –  djeikyb Mar 18 '11 at 23:13
    
true, and then just have a keyboard picture next to it.. Well I'm still looking... –  Alvar Mar 22 '11 at 9:53

I learned Dvorak using TypeFaster for Windows.

On Linux, ktouch is supposed to be very good, or there is gtypist if the others aren't suitable.

KTouch comes with a configuration file called sv.dvorak.keyboard, so I think it will work for you.

See also: http://superuser.com/questions/541/is-there-any-software-to-help-me-learn-the-dvorak-layout


UPDATE

sv.dvorak is supported in older versions of KTouch. To get it to work in the current version, try this:

  1. Download http://sourceforge.net/projects/ktouch/files/ktouch/1.6/ktouch-1.6.0.tar.gz/download
  2. Open ktouch-1.6.0.tar.gz
  3. Navigate to /ktouch-1.6.0/ktouch/keyboards/
  4. Click on sv.dvorak.keyboard
  5. Extract...
  6. Save somewhere (e.g. ~/Downloads)
  7. Follow these instructions http://edu.kde.org/ktouch/kde4/keyboards-layouts.php
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ktouch worked, but it isn't that great really, it hasn't support for sv dvorak only us. when I looked in the language selections I couldn't find sv.dvorak. –  Alvar Mar 18 '11 at 15:00
    
You can import sv.dvorak.keyboard using the instructions at edu.kde.org/ktouch/kde4/keyboards-layouts.php. I added details to my answer above. –  Mikel Mar 18 '11 at 23:47

Or make it fun! http://www.phoboslab.org/ztype/ In this R-Type-like game you shoot things by typing words written on them.

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That's awesome! :D I love it! –  Alvar Mar 20 '11 at 17:10

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