29 Jan 2015

KEYBOARDS IN EUROPE

If ever you travel through Europe and you don't have your own computer you have to use the once which are in a  hotel, bar or internet café. And then the trouble starts when you have to type a text.



The English one has the QWERTY keyboard



The German has QUERTZ with additional keys for Ä, Ö, and Ü and the Y is also at another place !



The worst is in France and Belgium for all others. It is completely different and has the AZERTY keyboard.

I have typed my whole life on an AZERTY keyboard, so when I am on holidays and have to use the English QUERTY or the German QUERTZ, it takes me ages to type a little text, as I am used to type without looking at the keyboard. The word "Quality" would become "Azrlitz" if you don't pay attention and look for the letters !

This finally convinced me to buy a little travel computer with my AZERTY keyboard and I have no troubles anymore !




Jenny Matlock

15 comments:

Susan Anderson said...

I never knew keyboard differed in other countries. Interesting!

=)

Gracie said...

In Italy we use the english version of it...Interesting though, I've never paied attention to this.

Maggie said...

I knew about the English & German keyboards but not the Belgian one, great K subject to choose!

carol l mckenna said...

A most informative post and great photos!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I never realized there were differences!

EG CameraGirl said...

I just learned something new, Gattina! I love what I learn blogging!

Lmkazmierczak said...

I did wonder about other languages and their keyboards, so thatnks for posting this!

Loree said...

I've never seen anything other than a QWERTY keyboard. Interesting information.

Mara said...

I hear you! It took me ages to find the @ sign on the Norwegian keyboard! Plus they have some extra letters as well, pushing signs I use a fair bit out of the way.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Ah ha! That comes from me not being a world traveler. I thought keyboards all over the world were QWERTY. I didn't think the language made the difference. I wonder who came up with the arrangement of letters on keyboards.
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Andrew said...

I remember posting about different keyboards ages ago and I think you made a comment. Even just using an English keyboard is frustrating for us. eg, our @ symbol is above the 2, English ones it isn't. We use the American keyboard I think, and it doesn't have £ or € on the keys. I think I would be down to five words a minute on a French keyboard. I would have to become a two fingered typist.

Andrew said...

PS, I think the one in the first picture is an American keyboard, not an English one.

Mary said...

I used a Danish keyboard a couple of years ago. I had to think waaaay too hard when I was using it! :)

edenhills said...

I'd never be able to type on another keyboard. I've been touch typing since I was about 6.

Anita said...

I didn't know of the different ones.
Am comfortable with my laptop :)