In the the Western World (France of course excluded ;-) , the most common keyboard layout for computer keyboards remains the one designed by Christopher Sholes for the original Remington "Type Writer" in 1876. This layout is commonly called QWERTY after the order of the first few letters on its top row.
Other, theoretically more optimized layouts exist, the most famous is Dvorak, but they are less than widely used.. Now some guy has analyzed loads of English language texts and used a genetic algorithm to produce an optimized keyboard layout: meet the k,uyp-keyboard :-)
Anders Jacobsen |
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