Why Dvorak? Comfort

One of the big advantages of typing in the Dvorak layout is the comfort that comes with it. It is estimated that you spend nearly 70% of your time typing on the home row, with only 30% of your time stretching for letters off of the home row. If that’s the case, then I should be able to type a great deal of words on the home row itself. Let’s see if that’s the case. Counting the number of words that I have on my Debian system, I get the following:

aaron@kratos:~$ wc -l /usr/share/dict/words

Out of those 98,569 words, how many can be typed with the home row on QWERTY? I need to search through that file using regular expressions.


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It's a nice way to find out things, but I am way too used to the QWERTY layout so it would be much more comfortable for me...