QWERTY is a keyboard layout for Latin script. The name comes from reading the first six keys appearing on the top left letter row of the keyboard ( ) from left to right. The QWERTY design is based on a layout created for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter and sold to Remington in 1873. It became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, and remains in use on electronic keyboards due to inertia, the difficulty of learning a layout that differs from the currently entrenched standard, the network effect of a standard layout, and the claim by some that alternatives fail to provide very significant advantages. The QWERTY keyboard has only one vowel (the letter A) on the home row, even though most English words contain a vowel, forcing the fingers to travel off the home row for most words.
The arrangement of characters on a QWERTY keyboard was designed in 1868 by Christopher Sholes, the inventor of the typewriter. According to popular myth, Sholes arranged the keys in their odd fashion to prevent jamming on mechanical typewriters by separating commonly used letter combinations. However, there is no evidence to support this assertion, except that the arrangement does, in fact, inhibit fast typing. With the emergence of ball-head electric typewriters and computer keyboards, on which jamming is not an issue, new keyboards designed for speed typing have been invented. The best-known is called a Dvorak keyboard. Despite their more rational designs, these new keyboards have not received wide acceptance.
" tastatura QWERTY ->O tastatura pe care literele primului rand sunt dispuse in ordinea specificata: Q, W, E, R, T si Y. Tastaturile americane si britanice sunt de tip QWERTY, spre deosebire de tastaturile franceze, care sunt de tip AZERTY (adica literele Q si A, precum si W si Z sunt schimbate intre ele). si intre tastaturile QWERTY exista unele diferente, de exemplu o tastatura americana are ghilimelele in partea dreapta, pe cand una britanica are ghilimelele deauspra cifrei 2 (simbolurile "" si @ sunt schimbate intre ele). Exemplu: poza de tastatura QWERTY"