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Thread: How HCI research helped improve the French keyboard🇫🇷

It came out yesterday: The new AZERTY, the first keyboard standard created with the help of HCI and algorithms.

What a ride! Optimization + Models + Participatory Design

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The NEW AZERTY includes commonly used characters, such as œ, « », É, -- and 60 other new characters. Arranged into intuitive groups. The layout is designed to improve ergonomics and performance.

Shout out to @AnnaFeit Mathieu Nancel, Andreas Karrenbauer, Maximilian John
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It all started in 2015 when the Ministry of Culture wrote in Le Monde that Azerty does not support grammatically correct French. (Ironically, it had better support for English characters.)

Here's the OLD Azerty:

Try typing « À l’évidence, l’œnologie est plus qu’un ‘hobby’ 3/
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