qwerty (not comparable)
- Alternative letter-case form of .
1978, Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, and Jay E[lwood] Daily, editors, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, volume 24 (Printers and Printing to Public Policy, Copyright), New York, N.Y.; Basel: Marcel Dekker, ↑ISBN, page 109:
- It was the Monotype model D keyboard introduced in 1907 which became the standard for printers, with a "qwerty" typewriter lay and removable keybars which made the keyboard independent of the matrix case arrangement.
1994, Henri-Jean Martin; Lydia G. Cochrane, transl., “Beyond Writing”, in The History and Power of Writing, Chicago, Ill.; London: University of Chicago Press, ↑ISBN, page 465:
- The typewriter using separate characters on type bars striking on a cylinder soon dominated the market. Because adjacent striking bars tended to jam when struck rapidly, manufacturers abandoned the alphabetical placement of letters on the keyboard in favor of the left-to-right "qwerty" disposition that takes into account the frequency and sequence of letters in English.
qwerty m (plural qwertys)