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QWERTY Keyboard vs. AZERTY keyboard
Transcript of QWERTY Keyboard vs. AZERTY keyboard
Keyboard invented by Christopher Latham Sholes
The QWERTY keyboard gets its name from the first six keys on the top left row: q-w-e-r-t-y
The design is based of the Sholes and Glidden typewriter design
The design was sold to Remington in 1873
remains in use on electronic keyboards due to the network effect of a standard layout and a belief that alternatives fail to provide very significant advantage
In 1874 Remington & Sons produced the first commercial typewriter, called the Remington Number 1.
This typewriter was designed by Christopher Sholes and used the "QWERTY" keyboard we all use.
Christopher Latham Sholes’ original prototypes had a problem with the bars colliding with each other and jamming.
So the story goes that he arranged the keys with the most common letters in hard to reach spots, to slow typists down and try to avoid this problem.
The QWERTY keyboard is different from the Dvorak keyboard layout
The layout of the Dvorak keyboard tries to minimize the distance traveled by the fingers.
The layout also tries to make the typist alternate hands on consecutive letters as often as possible.
Name comes from the first six letters to appear on the first row of alphabetical keys.
AZERTY layout appeared in France in the last decade of the 19th century as a variation on American QWERTY typewriters
In the beginning of the 20th century, the French “ZHJAY” layout, created by Albert Navarre, failed to break into the market for the simple reason that secretaries were already accustomed to the QWERTY and AZERTY layouts
The countries that us the French AZERTY keyboard are blue:
AZERTY layout is the normal for keyboards in France
AZERTY keyboards differ from the QWERTY keyboard in that the Q and W keys have been interchanged with the A and Z keys.
Another difference between QWERTY and AZERTY keyboard is that the M key on an AZERTY is to the left of the L key.
By: Katie Weber
The first six letters of the QWERTY keyboard is Q-W-E-R-T-Y.
The first six letters of the AZERTY keyboard is A-Z-E-R-T-Y.