Bepo Layout (French)

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Bepo Layout

Bépo is a ergonomic layout for French.

Bépo is a community effort to improve upon the Dvorak-fr, started in that mailing list in 2003. draft version came out in 2005, first published in 2007.

on 2019, French gov made bepo an official french layout, standard named “NF Z71-300 norm/v1.1”, together with the New AZERTY French Keyboard Layout (2019)

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BÉPO layout [image source 2022-01-06]

Bépo has inverted number row, like all French Keyboard Layouts.

Bépo home page at

Fun Image from Bepo Discord

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bepo layout Hr33Q
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bepo layout t63wF

Bepo Layout Heatmap on French Language

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bepo layout heatmap on French language 2024-04-27

Bepo Keyboard

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TypeMatrix 2030 keyboard with a rubber cover showing the Bépo Layout.
[see TypeMatrix Keyboard]
Buy at amazon (photo by Antoine Turmel at flickr © [] )

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