But it's actually very easy to use Dvorak layout to input Chinese pinyin. You only have to change a key in the registry, and restart (or log off), and you can instantly start inputting Chinese pinyin using the Dvorak layout!
I found the simple instructions mirrored below at the following web pages (both belong to the same author).
This will probably work for German, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Indian and other layouts as well. Just look for the correct language in the Keyboard Layouts folder.
- Chinese Input with Dvorak Layout (Microsoft Pinyin IME)
- Xah Lee At Blogger: Chinese Input with Dvorak Layout (Microsoft Pinyin IME)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts\00000804That's the folder for Chinese simplified.
In the one named “Layout File”, change the value to “KBDDV.DLL”
Then, restart Windows. (relogin might also work.)
Microsoft Registry showing the Chinese (simplified) input method.
|Language||Folder Name||Original “Layout File” value|