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Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer v 1.0 by Chris Kirmse October 11th, 1989



















D v o r a k K e y b o a r d E n h a n c e r
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by Chris Kirmse


Version 1.0

October 11th, 1989




Copyright 1989 by Chris Kirmse



















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Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer v 1.0 by Chris Kirmse October 11th, 1989

NOTICE

THIS IS NOT FREE SOFTWARE!

If you paid a "public domain" vendor for this program, you paid
for the service of copying the program, and not for the program
itself. You may evaluate this product for 30 days at no cost, but if
you make use of it you must register your copy.

This is a fully functional version of Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer
and is not crippled in any way. To register, just fill out the form
on the last page of this document and follow the instructions there.

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

This is user supported software. You are hereby granted a
license by Chris Kirmse to distribute this evaluation copy of DKE and
all included files subject to the following conditions:

1. DKE may be distributed freely without
charge in its evaluation form only.

2. DKE may not be sold, licensed, or a fee charged
for its use. If a fee is charged in connection with
DKE, it must cover the cost of copying or shipping only.
These charges must be clearly identified as such by the
originating party. Under no circumstances may the
purchaser be given the impression that he is buying
DKE itself.

3. DKE must be presented as a complete unit,
including this documentation. Neither DKE nor
its documentation may be amended or changed in any
way.

Any other use or distribution of Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer
(DKE) is expressly forbidden without the written consent of
Chris Kirmse.













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Table of Contents

Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

What DKE does. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Running DKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Registering DKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7








































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Acknowlegements

I would like to acknowledge two people for their help and assistance
in this project: Rodger Studner for a way to trap certain control
keys, and Jean Gordon, for finding thelayout of a Dvorak
keyboard.













































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Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer v 1.0 by Chris Kirmse October 11th, 1989


Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer, or DKE, is a program that reconfigures
the keyboard to emulate a Dvorak keyboard. The Dvorak layout is
designed to make typing as fast as possible, by having approximately
80% of the keys typed on the home row.

The qwerty keyboard, on the other hand, is designed to slow down
typing speed. That is because when typewriters were invented fast
typists could jam the machine. But that was in 1867. Since then,
typewriters have been improved greatly, and also with the advent of
computers there is no prohibiting factor--the faster you type, the
better.

If you are used to typing on the qwerty keyboard, don't say "I
don't want to learn how to type all over again" because it is not
hard to switch. A little bit of practice is all it takes. If you
are not a very good typist now, what better way to start than with
the finest keyboard layout available?

The Dvorak Keyboard

Shifted
/---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+----\
| ~ | ! | @ | # | $ | % | ^ | & | * | ( | ) | ] | + | <- |
|---++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++---|
|Tab | " | < | > | P | Y | F | G | C | R | L | ? | } | | |
|----++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--+---|
|Ctrl | A | O | E | U | I | D | H | T | N | S | - | Enter|
|-----++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--+------|
|Shift | : | Q | J | K | X | B | M | W | V | Z | Shift |
\------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---------/
Unshifted
/---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+----\
| ` | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 0 | [ | = | <- |
|---++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++---|
|Tab | ' | , | . | p | y | f | g | c | r | l | / | { | \ |
|----++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--+---|
|Ctrl | a | o | e | u | i | d | h | t | n | s | - | Enter|
|-----++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--++--+------|
|Shift | ; | q | j | k | x | b | m | w | v | z | Shift |
\------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---------/

If you look carefully, you will notice that only 2 keys' shifted
states are altered by the Dvorak keyboard. The [ { key is now the [
] key, and the ] } key is now the { } key.

Anyone with a PS/2 keyboard, or any keyboard where the caps snap
off, can pop off the keys and rearrange them according to the Dvorak
standard (standard for Dvorak, but not for all keyboards in general).


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You will only have to be aware of the fact mentioned above about the
bracket and brace keys.
To run DKE, just type DVORAK at the DOS prompt. It will
give you a little ANSI screen instructing you how to run DKE, and
will not terminate and stay resident. To run DKE with a large memory
model, type DVORAK /L . To run it with a small memory model,
type DVORAK /S . When DKE is run with the parameter /L or /S,
it will stay resident in memory.

The large memory model contains one feature that the small model
does not: if you have DKE installed with a large memory model then
you may hit LeftShift-RightShift-Space at any time and another ANSI
screen with the Dvorak keyboard layout in shifted and unshifted
states. It will only pop up the screen in text modes, however. No
action is taken in graphic modes. This memory model consumes
approximately 7,000 bytes of main memory.

The small memory model does not have any help screen. It is
streamlined to consume only about 1,500 bytes of main memory and that
may be important if you multitask or if you use a lot of TSRs.

Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer is written 100% in assembly language
for efficiency in memory usage and speed. If a program is run every
time you hit a key, you sure would not want it to be slow! Although
it does take a little longer every time you hit a key, it is
impossible to notice: DKE lenghens the time a keystroke takes by
about 1/1900th of a second.

If you find any bug in DKE, please write to me as soon as
possible. You do not have to be a registered user to receive
support. However, if I do go through the effort to fix the bug it
would not be unreasonable for you to register DKE. If you have an
idea for a good feature to add to DKE, write to me and I will
definitely consider it. Anyone who sends me an idea for a new
feature that I use will get free registration to DKE.

All users may try out DKE for 30 days for no fee. After that
period, to continue using Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer you must register
it. All business, institutional, or educational use of DKE must be
registered. The bottom line is if you use it, you pay for it. It's
only $10, and for the amount of programming it took to write DKE and
the amount you use DKE, it is a good deal. To register DKE send your
registration form and check made out to Christopher Kirmse to:








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Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer v 1.0 by Chris Kirmse October 11th, 1989

Chris Kirmse
9303 Arabian Ave.
Vienna, VA 22182


Add me as a supporter of Dvorak Keyboard Enhancer!
Version 1.0

Name______________________________________________________________

Are you registering for a company? ___
If so, what is the company name? _______________________________
and answer below questions for your company:

Address______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

City ________________________________State _______ Zip ____________

Date_______________
Copies ___________________

3.5" 720K disk ____ OR 5.25" 360K disk ____

Amount $___________________

Registration fees are as follows:
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1 copy of DKE $15
10-50 copes of DKE $10 for each copy
51 or more copies of DKE Write me and we'll work out a
suitable price.
==========================================================

A disk will be sent to you within 3 weeks personally licensed
copy to you or your company. You may send me $5 at any time to get
the newest version of DKE. All registered users may also request me
to send them a copy of DKE by modem, in which case I will send you my
phone number and specifications on when you may call and when you do
call I will give you your own copy of DKE. All orders of 10 copies
or more of DKE will be sent one master 3.5" disk and one master 5.25"
disk, with provisions allowing you to copy them as many times as
copies you bought.








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