Word Ways

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Dvorak Typewriter Words


Tristan Miller


In the November 1999 Word Ways Mike eith explored the subject of wordplay based on the typewriter keyboard - that is, words which can be typed with certain well-defined restrictions, such as using only one keyboard row, or alternating hands for each successive letter. Keith's findings were based on QWERTY, the most common keyboard layout in the English-speaking world. In this article we improve upon some of Keith's QWERTY records and repeat most of his original challenges with another popular English Keyboard layout, the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard.