It is questionable that a swap makes it better. by guest Leave a Comment. 4. Similar is the AZERTY layout, used in France and Belgium. The AZERTY keyboard relies heavily on the traditional QWERTY arrangement, altering key placement only slightly. Examples include these 10-letter specimens: PIROUETTER POURRITUREPROPRIETOR REPERTOIRE REPETITEUR Keyboards with the AZERTY arrangement are used mainly in France, Belgium, Lithuania and various French-speaking countries in North Africa, which have their own tweaks for various vowel symbols and function keys. Quite frankly, there isn't a huge difference in the layout. Largely similar to the QWERTY keyboard layout, there are a number of important differences. As I have spent the majority of my life in the QWERTY-sphere, trying to type on French keyboards that use AZERTY is so frustrating. On QWERTY, Z is a pinky curl to the lower row, while Y requires a 2-key extend of the pointing finger to the upper row. How to Change Keyboard Language Settings. As indicated by its name, where the Q is on QWERTY there is an A on the AZERTY. This is the keyboard used in French-speaking countries both in Europe and in Africa. Keyboards are designed based on the use of the specific letters in a language, and the frequency of each letter in that language. AZERTY A Belgian AZERTY layout. *Starting with a fact* “QWERTY keypad was designed to reduce the typing speed of the typists because the pins of typewriters often got stuck together when typed at high speed.” World adopted this style and the qwerty keypad came into play. AZERTY. I don't think one is easier than the other. QWERTY, AZERTY, Huh? Similarly, the W on the QWERTY is replaced with a Z. Footnote: the longest word common to the top row of thethree keyboards QWERTY, AZERTY and QWERTZ can only use the lettersERTUIOP. QWERTY (check the first six letters on the top row) is the standard for most keyboards around the world, but others exist, including AZERTY, QWERTZ, and ones where it seems the letters are just strewn about randomly, like the Turkish F-keyboard. I don't understand a lot of the choices, like having to hold shift for numbers and a lot of important keys relegated to alt + key locations. On the left it's QWERTY, center one is AZERTY and the one on the right is QWERTZ. The French version of the standard QWERTY keyboard.AZERTY keyboards differ from the QWERTY keyboard in that the Q and W keys have been interchanged with the A and Z keys.Another difference between QWERTY and AZERTY keyboard is that the M key on an AZERTY is to the left of the L key.. See also QWERTY keyboard.