QWERTY

QWERTY (/ˈkwɜːrti/) is a keyboard layout for Latin-script alphabets. The name comes from the order of the first six keys on the top left letter row of the keyboard (Q W E R T Y). The QWERTY design is based on a layout created for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter and sold to E. Remington and Sons in 1873. It became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, and remains in ubiquitous use.

ANSI QWERTY keyboard layout (US)
A laptop computer keyboard using the QWERTY layout

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