By Xah Lee. Date: .


german layout S4Qk
A variation of QWERTZ layout used in Germany. (Red colored are Dead Keys.) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KB_Germany.svg]

QWERTZ layout and variant is used in Germany and central Europe (Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.)

It differs from QWERTY by swapping Y and Z.

Here is the frequency of these keys in German:

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German letter frequency [see Character Frequency Plot]

[see German Keyboard Layouts]

We see that both are not frequently used, and Y is almost never used.

International Layouts

Western Europe Layouts

Chinese and Japanese