What is the hidden message?

n.y-o dak. orm. ugb ,cyd EKRPAT t.fxrape nafrgy

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Keyboard layout.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure about "pattern" tag, so if must, please add/remove necessary tags. $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ Message to users who down-voted - please at least provide some comments or feedback to this question, so I could change things that seems to be wrong, incomplete or inappropriate! $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 10:52
  • $\begingroup$ Even though I didn't downvoted, but I guess it was because the puzzle is unclear. The tag doesn't match with the question. And we (atleast I) have no idea which tag to edit to. It can be cryptography, rebus or enigma. $\endgroup$
    – manshu
    Apr 15, 2016 at 10:55
  • $\begingroup$ @manshu Thanks for feedback. In a minute I will add update. $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 10:56

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The decoded message reads

let's have some fun with DVORAK keyboard layout


The typist, used to a Dvorak keyboard layout, tries to type the message on a standard keyboard.

Dvorak Simplified Keyboard, Wikipedia

  • $\begingroup$ Great. You did it! :) $\endgroup$ Apr 15, 2016 at 11:43
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    $\begingroup$ @humn - For me, the hint was the most useful bit. Dvorak was the first thing I thought of in terms of alternative keyboard layouts. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Apr 15, 2016 at 12:06

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