German Keyboard Layout
The German alphabet is the same as English, with the addition of the following:
The ß is called Eszett (sz) or scharfes S, sharp s. Often it is equivalent to ss. The capital version of ß is ẞ, but it's basically not used.
Germany layout is a QWERTZ layout.
[see Alt Graph Key, Compose Key, Dead Key]
Those special letters ä ö ü ß, does not occur often. Their frequency ranks near the bottom.
[see Character Frequency Counter]
You can see that, the German layout is not very efficient.
• It is based on the inefficient QWERTY layout.
• The special characters ä ö ü ß, each has a dedicated key. It's a waste of key spots. It would be better, if the key to the right of L is a dead key for umlaut ¨
Ergonomic German Layouts
German Keyboard Ergonomic Layout
- Alt Graph, Compose, Dead Key
- Most Efficient Layout?
- Maltron vs Dvorak
- Colemak vs Workman
- Dvorak Layout
- Hardware vs Software Dvorak
- Myth of QWERTY vs Dvorak
- Dvorak vs Colemak
- Blank Keycaps vs Labeled Keys
- List of Dvorak Keyboards
- Qwerty to Dvorak, A PhD thesis, 1978
- International Layouts
- QWERTZ, AZERTY
- German Ergonomic
- New French Layout
- French Ergonomic
- French Letter Frequency
- Portuguese Ergonomic
Chinese Input Methods
- Pinyin Letter Frequency 拼音字母頻率
Japanese Input Method
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