Dvorak snuck in before the ban, as it were. Indeed, I believe it was championed by the ANSI.
Again, you keep saying "answers by Microsoft" based on Michael Kaplan's personal blog! It was he that wrote that answer about the keyboard caps, as I recall it. Because his personal blog was taken down the answers have gone missing – but the Internet Archive has some of it I believe, should you wish to dig.
Indeed, Microsoft – or the ANSI for that matter – haven't included Colemak which makes us sad. I believe part of their dilemma is that opening for Colemak would open the flood gates of every geek with a proposal! And personally I think it's a damn good thing that vocal supporters of, say, a fictive layout that I shall arbitrarily call Woinkman, aren't able to clutter the menus with their soup du jour.
But at any rate, please please please stop making Kaplan's answers into Microsoft canon as they never ever were! Too many layout geeks have taken his personal ramblings as MS canon but he never said it was and the geeks never bothered to read his disclaimers to learn the truth. Don't be those people. Yes, he was probably too vocal about things but he's gone now so let it rest.
To make this fun as hell, if MS were aiming to please me they'd have to include not only vanilla Colemak but also my preferred mod Colemak-CAW! And although we've finally managed to agree on the Curl-Angle mod for ISO non-matrix keyboards, there are still variants of the Wide mod so this is by no means the only possible mod they'd have to include. And for ANSI and/or matrix boards there's more to choose from... ;-)
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