Qwerty Versus Dvorak

Qwerty Versus Dvorak

When two neighboring keys on early prototypes of the typewriter were struck in rapid succession, they jammed. So Christopher Sholes, inventor of the Qwerty layout, placed the most commonly used letters away from each other. In contrast, in the Dvorak layout the most commonly used letters are located on the home row.

Click on ‘QWERTY’ or ‘DVORAK’ below to see where the most frequently used letters are located in both layouts. Roll over each key for more information.

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