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Dvorak in vim / your favorite editor

One of my greatest fears in the switch to Dvorak was remapping my fine-tuned muscle memory for keybindings. And indeed, there was some of that. However, modifying some of those keybindings proved invaluable.

I use vim as my editor of choice, and can only offer advice for that, but most of this should carry over to most editors.

Most of the keybindings in vim I just had to relearn. A `w' still moves forward one word at a time, but now it had moved from my left ring finger on the top row to my right middle finger on the bottom row. This, and things like it, I just had to deal with.

However, a couple choice remappings have saved me hours of headache.


Nori Heikkinen 2003-11-12