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Show the power of the home row on the Dvorak Keyboard layout

Terminal - Show the power of the home row on the Dvorak Keyboard layout
egrep -ci ^[aoeuidhtns-]+$ /usr/share/dict/words
2009-04-15 20:31:46
User: atoponce
Functions: egrep
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Show the power of the home row on the Dvorak Keyboard layout

Quick and dirty command that counts how many words can be typed just using the home row on the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard layout from a dictionary file, in this case /usr/share/dict/words.

According to the regular expression supplied, each word must contain all the keys on the Dvorak home row, and no other characters. For comparison, I've shown how many words are installed in my dictionary, how many can be typed with just the Dvorak home row and how many can be typed with just the QWERTY home row in the sample output. Nearly 10 times the amount.

If you want to see the words, remove the -c switch, and each word will be printed out.

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In spanish:

malkavian@beavis:~$ egrep -ci ^[aoeuidhtns-]+$ /usr/share/dict/words

1132

malkavian@beavis:~$ egrep -ci ^[asdfghjkl?]+$ /usr/share/dict/words

86

Comment by Malkavian 275 weeks and 2 days ago

The character after "l" in spanish row is the N with a diacritical tilde, "Spanish N".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%f1

Comment by Malkavian 275 weeks and 2 days ago

Whit Maltron Keyboard and spanish dictionary:

malkavian@beavis:~$ egrep -ci ^[anisfdthor]+$ /usr/share/dict/words

1472

Comment by Malkavian 275 weeks and 2 days ago

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