- The most common keyboard layout used in the English speaking world.
There are a number of different ways in which keys on a keyboard could be laid out, qwerty is the most common standard for how keys are laid out on a keyboard in the English speaking world. It is known as QWERTY because the first six letters on the top row of letters spell out QWERTY.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/QWERTY/ - QWERTY explained.