The Linotype and Intertype keyboards were different in each country, and even within a country differences could occur. This page compares the differences between the keyboards. As far as could be traced, this comparison hasn't been documented before.

The American Keyboard (English)

Source: Mergenthaler Linotype Company. (1959). “Useful matrix information 4th edition.” New York: Brooklyn.

The Belgian Keyboard (Dutch)

Source: our own machines

The Dutch Keyboard (Dutch)

Source: our own machines

The French Keyboard (French)

Source: Société Linotype Belge (s.a.) (s.d.) “Étude du clavier de la Linotype et conseils aux débutants.” Belgium: Brussels.

The Swiss Keyboard (German)

Source: the machines at Typorama, Switzerland

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