AZERTY Keyboard

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The AZERTY layout is used in France, Belgium and some neighbouring countries. It differs from the QWERTY layout thus:

1. A and Q are swapped,
2. Z and W are swapped,
3. M is moved to the right of L (where colon/semicolon is on a US keyboard),
4. The digits 0 to 9 are on the same keys, but to be typed the shift key must be pressed. The unshifted positions are used for accented characters.

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    14 Responses to AZERTY Keyboard

    1. this is a casemods keyboard

      because it is totally gay and useless

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    2. But the Win key is a nice feature. like, when i play online, i can just hit that and be the winner, right?

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    3. This layout always infuriated me whenever I was in a internet cafe overseas, they also move around the @ button making it so much easier to send emails.

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    4. …And this is fucking horrible for typing code.

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    5. The L & M button switch is by far the hardest to get used to. The @ is annoying, but at least you remember where it is. Luckily, although my girlfriend speaks French, she uses the Swiss layout. Much easier.

      This thing makes me feel dyslexic.

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    6. Paul is drunk: I would feel dyslexic too! I’ved typed almost without seeing for at least 6 years now..

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    7. Tag: Surrender keyboard…

      “A” key’s alright, “Q” key’s alright, they just seem a little weeeeeird, surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself awaaaay….

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    8. The French department at work has those, and they drive me crazy whenever someone there asks me for help finding something online.

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    9. when you code VHDL, AZERTY keybord are more efficient than QWERTY !

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    10. worst keyboard ever!!!

      QWERTY RULES!!!

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    11. I hate this. Like my mom’s friend Paul. He stays over sometimes, but he is not my dad. They like to wrestle.

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    12. @Satrustegui: It’s a matter of language of course. In french you almost never use the “w” but you have a lot of “z” so these letters swap is necessary.

      However, the azerty can be a pain in the ass with video games (especially old videogames). Like, in Counter Strike 1.6, in the chatbox you have to type “in qwerty” if you don’t want to get something like “bqstqrd, I pozn you zith the qk 47”. That’s why I learned where the QWERTY keys are located.

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    13. Why did you have to include ‘they differ because:’? It’s quite obvious how they differ.

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