German Keyboard Ergonomic Layouts

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's a list of ergonomic keyboard layout for German language.

de-ergo layout

The de-ergo layout is perhaps the earlist optimized layout for Germany language.

http://forschung.goebel-consult.de/de-ergo/

NEO Layout

The NEO layout is efficient layout for German. Neo layout improved on de-ergo layout. Neo layout is started in 2004 by Hanno Behrens.

Home page http://www.neo-layout.org/ and original site http://pebbles.schattenlauf.de/layout/index_us.html

neo layout v1
Neo layout v1. original neo layout, ~2005.

The neo layout has all vowels on the left hand side, so it optimize typing by altering hand, like Dvorak Keyboard Layout.

Neo layout version 2 is released on 2010-03-29. It changes the positions of X J Q keys by cyling them in that order. Also, new arrangement for layer 3, and added layer 4, 5, 6.

neo layout layer 1
neo layout layer 1. (Neo 2. Current as of 2022-01-08)
neo layout layer 2
neo layout layer 2
neo layout layer 3
neo layout layer 3
neo layout layer 4
neo layout layer 4
neo layout layer 5
neo layout layer 5
neo layout layer 6
neo layout layer 6

ADNW Layout

the ADNW (Aus der Neo-Welt) seems a improvement on Neo.

ADNW home page at: http://www.adnw.de/

Aus der Neo Welt AdNW keyboard layout 2013
ADNW layout

Keyboard Layouts

Dvorak

International

Layout Efficiency

Xah Keyboard Guide