QWERTY keyboard

Alternatively referred to as the Sholes keyboard, the QWERTY keyboard was invented by Christopher Sholes who was issued a patent for a typewriter on July 14, 1868. The QWERTY keyboard is named after the five letter keys located at the top left side of the keyboard and is now the official standard of computer keyboards (ISO 9995). Today, the QWERTY keyboard is the most commonly found and used computer keyboard in the United States. Below is an image of the keyboard keys layout on the QWERTY keyboard.

QWERTY keyboard key layout

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Also see: Azerty, Dvorak, Half-QWERTY, Keyboard terms