Quand on veut écrire quelque chose en français c’est bien plus facile si on utilise une clavier française, but if you zqnt to zrite so,ething in English on sqid keyboqrd; the chqnces qre it zill come out qs co,plete gobbldigook.

This is because the letters and symbols on a French keyboard are located in entirely different places to where you normally expect to find them on an English keyboard.

  • the a is where the q should be
  • the z is where the w should be
  • there is a , where you’d normally expect to find an m
  • and you have to hit shift in order to get any numbers – as the entire top line is dedicated to peculiar characters: &锑(-è_çà
  • No surprise then that it tqkes a bit of getting used to!