How to use Dvorak layout in iPad?

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  1. mobi1

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    Is there any way to change keyboard layout?

    In case you wonder why I want it - because it is faster to type in Dvorak layout (see Wikipedia for detailed explanation).
     
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    'Settings', 'General', 'Keyboard', 'International Keyboard', 'British', 'Dvorak'

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    Cheers - I'll try that! So far when I searched for Dvorak in iPad on the web the results coming as iPad doesn't support Dvorak!

    PS: It will be interesting to read if anyone has compared ease of typing on touch screen between Qwerty and Dvorak.
     
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    The option there is only for hardware keyboard. Seems that it is not possible for on screen keyboard.
     
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    That is correct. You can not change the touch keyboard's layout to Dvorak. I believe you can find a few app in the App Store that will let you enter text with a Dvorak keyboard, but that text will have to be copy & pasted to other apps later.

    Still, since touch typing on the screen keyboard is never going to be fast to begin with I kind of doubt the Dvorak keyboard layout would help that much (other than providing a more familiar layout for devoted Dvorakians). :)

    It would be kind of like getting professional running shoes to jog on the treadmill.
     
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    I wonder how difficult it would have been for Apple to include Dvorak option in on screen keyboard.

    They are offering Qwertz, Azerty etc. then why not Dvorak as well?
     
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    Probably not difficult, just that there is always one more thing you can do/add, and you have to stop somewhere.

    I admit that a Dvorak keyboard made more sense to me too, unit I looked up the other two in Wikipedia. I think the key words were 'widely used in fill-in-the-blank regions' which makes it a move towards international compatibility, rather than variations (however more efficient) that never quite make it mainstream.
     
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    I agree. Apple includes many different keypads in OS X to include Dvorak and it is very easy to set up and use. I. was led to believe the iPad would include the same keyboard options. I Was wrong! Appears Apple chose to exclude the Dvorak option on the iPad operating system. Why?

    I request that Apple ADD Dvorak option to the iPad. I am tired of suffering through the normal keypad. PLEASE,
     
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    The Dvorak keyboard is over 38 percent faster than the normal keyboard. So it is not just a familiarity thing. Dvorak is also much easier to use. Apple, please give us the Dvorak.
     
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    Your understanding of the Dvorak keyboard is very inaccurate. The Dvorak keyboard is over 38 percent faster and over 50 percent easier to use. It is more like getting professional running shoes versus running barefoot on sharp gravel.
     
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