Note that the keyboard isn't qwertyuiop. Is that standard German layout? #bpark
11 May 2009 19:13

Note that the keyboard isn't qwertyuiop. Is that standard German layout? #bpark 



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posted by Peter 14 May 2009 11:19

I suppose they must have changed the layout at some latter point, does anyone know?

I remember reading one story about the people at BP trying to guess what the most likely layout for the Enigma would be. A lady suggested it was laid out alphabetically, all the men dismissed it. Imagine their surprise some months later when they found out she was right :-)

But I see photos where they keyboard is not in alphabetical order, odd.

posted by Emma Savage 13 May 2009 02:46

reminded me of a book I read ages ago about the development of the qwerty keyboard - "Quirky qwerty" by Torbjorn Lundmark. fascinating stuff

posted by Susan Broadbent 12 May 2009 06:01

Unfortunatly it is. I live in Germany, but my laptop is a UK one. It drives my friends "crayz". ~^,^~

posted by cornelia Koehler 11 May 2009 23:26

It is very similar to old mechanical typewriter layouts (minus punctuation marks and Umlaute)- they only put the L on the very end (it should follow the K) and the the P (actually after the O) in front of the Y. These mechanical devices were not easy to handle, by the way, one needed considerable strength in arms, hands and fingers.

posted by Barbara Raekson 11 May 2009 21:38

In German standard the P would be right next to the O and the L would be up next to the K, same as in the EN standard, really.

posted by Christina Hoffmann 11 May 2009 21:27

yes, this is German standard.. I must memorise bletchley park. as a geman i really want to see it with own eyes. it's awesome, remembering the importance at that time...

posted by allesodernichts 11 May 2009 19:39

Yes, it's standard in Germany. Although the normal keyboard additionaly includes ä, ü. ö and ß )

posted by Barbara Raekson 11 May 2009 19:39

No, not standard German layout, but close. In German layout only the letters Z & Y are swapped around (plus the comma etc). The keyboard here seems smaller, is that why the P & L are in different positions, too? Or maybe they were trying to fill the space because they don't have the punctuation marks.

posted by Sasy 11 May 2009 19:38

Yes, QWERTZ... is the standard German layout. Smilie

posted by Claire D 11 May 2009 19:33

on first glance i thought someone had take the 'p'! ;o)

posted by Claire D 11 May 2009 19:33

on first glance i thought someone had take the 'p'! ;o)


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