Using Dvorak with Mac OS 7.5.3 on Basilisk II?

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Using Dvorak with Mac OS 7.5.3 on Basilisk II?

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Hi there. I'm trying to figure out if there's anyway I can get Basilisk II to use the Dvorak keyboard layout instead of the standard QWERTY. I have followed the emaculation guide for setting up Basilisk II and I have a working install up and running. However, when I open the Keyboard control panel, Dvorak isn't one of the options for layouts like it is on newer OS installs. Is there anything I can install to add it to the list of available layouts?
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Re: Using Dvorak with Mac OS 7.5.3 on Basilisk II?

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The Dvorak keyboard layout is indeed not available in MacOS versions up to 8.5.1. No solution that I know of. It is available in MacOS 8.6 and later.
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Re: Using Dvorak with Mac OS 7.5.3 on Basilisk II?

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I found an intriguing tip on the Internet; I've adopted it here, but it's still untried:
In Mac OS 8.6/9, examine the Keyboard control panel with ResEdit and see if you can identify the appropriate keyboard layout resource. If you can, use ResEdit to copy that resource to a COPY of the System 7.5.3 Keyboard control panel.
Worth a try, anyway. Let us know if it works!
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Re: Using Dvorak with Mac OS 7.5.3 on Basilisk II?

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I ended up finding a guide on system7today about how to make your own keyboard layout with ResEdit and I made myself a working Dvorak layout!

http://system7today.com/create-your-own-keyboard-layout
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