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.
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 DIAERESIS ¨
[see International Keyboard Layouts]
[see Apple Keyboards ⌨]
Ergonomic German Layouts
German Keyboard Ergonomic Layout
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