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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    natedog

    this is a casemods keyboard

    because it is totally gay and useless

    oh2ohz

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

    dhg4983

    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.

    Deluxe

    …And this is fucking horrible for typing code.

    Paul_Is_Drunk

    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.

    Vrik

    @oh2ohz: You beat me to it.

    flyingcat88

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

    Sticky

    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….

    Silverwolf

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

    kilowatt

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

    Satrustegui

    worst keyboard ever!!!

    QWERTY RULES!!!

    Throoper

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

    Dyo

    : 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.

    Lexi

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