French Ergonomic Keyboard Layouts: dvorak-fr, bepo, bvofrak

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here is a list of ergonomic keyboard layout for the French language.

For standard French layout, see French Keyboard Layouts

Dvorak-fr layout

Dvorak-fr is a ergonomic layout for French. It appeared in 2002.

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Dvorak French Layout


[see Dvorak Keyboard Layout]

Dvorak-fr has a variation “Dvorak-fr-k” for the Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard .

Dvorak-fr is designed by Francis Leboutte, home page at

Bépo Layout

Bépo is a ergonomic layout for French.

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BÉPO layout (NF Z71-300 norm/v1.1) [image source 2022-01-06]

Bépo has inverted number row.

Bépo is a later invention than Dvorak-fr. It claims to improve on Dvorak-fr layout, and is more well marketed.

Bépo home page at

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TypeMatrix 2030 keyboard with a rubber cover showing the Bépo Layout.
[see French Ergonomic Keyboard Layouts: dvorak-fr, bepo, bvofrak]
[see TypeMatrix Keyboard]
Buy at amazon (photo by Antoine Turmel at flickr © [] )


Bvofrak is ergonomic layout for French. It's based on Dvorak-fr and Bépo.

It has several different versions for different keyboard.

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Bvofrak layout for standard PC keyboard
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Bvofrak layout for Truly Ergonomic Keyboard
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Bvofrak layout for TypeMatrix Keyboard

There's even a version for English.

Bvofrak home page at

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