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QWERTZ means Quartz and that's a clock company.

No ... in German, "Quarz" means quartz. The same word as in English, just without a "t". Qwertz does not mean anything, and it is an impossible word too, since in German, a Q is always followed by a u. --87.122.11.99 (talk) 14:48, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

There is no é, à, or è in german (only for borrowed words) and on usual keyboards you can type them only with key-sequences. Maybe in Switzerland it's different.

Polish[edit]

Polish keyboard also use this —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.25.41.40 (talk) 14:47, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I think the map is outdated. Polish should be all green since Poles don't use QWERTZ keyboard at all. On the other hand, Denmark, along with Sweden, have their own keys: "æ", "ø", "å". So they should be green-yellow check. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.174.1.127 (talk) 09:40, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Stub no more[edit]

I'm listing this as a computer-hardware stub. Change it if anyone has any objections... Or just expand. I for one don't know anything about qwertz keyboards... --Comfortably numb55 (talk) 22:22, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm highly knowledgable about U.S. typography from 1970 through about 1992, and I rate myself "moderate" for computer topics prior to 2002. This article is reasonably detailed and comprehensive, so I removed the "stub" tag. -- Jo3sampl (talk) 13:41, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Picture of Qwertz Germany/ Austria[edit]

Although the text is correctly stating in Germany "Ctrl" is replaced by "Strg" the picture is not and therefor wrong. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.246.222.102 (talk) 06:58, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Ctrl or Strg[edit]

Some special symbols also have a different place, and the Ctrl key is called Strg (for Steuerung, English "control", although it is sometimes misinterpreted as String).

... Only German QWERTZ keyboards have the Strg key, Swiss keyboards have the same key labeled ctrl.

Yet the picture of the German-Austrian keyboard has Ctrl, not Strg, keys.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/36/KB_Germany.svg/800px-KB_Germany.svg.png

64.85.240.2 (talk) 15:09, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

On all my (German) Macs, (of 2001, 2005 and 2009, respectively) the ctrl key is called "ctrl"... -- megA (talk) 17:04, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

History[edit]

This article is strikingly lacking any description of the history of the QWERTZ layout. The equivalent article on QWERTY points out that the QWERTY layout originated in 1873. This QWERTZ article only mentions some standards from the late 20th century that seem to be mainly taking into account computer keyboards. Obviously, typewriters have been in use for decades before that in QWERTZ-using countries such as Germany - did they still use QWERTY back then? Otherwise, when was QWERTZ originally devised and introduced? 85.180.116.25 (talk) 22:32, 11 April 2015 (UTC)