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Keyboard Shift Cipher

Tool to simulate a keyboard shift, this Qwerty Cipher consists in typing a letter close to another on a computer keyboard. The shift can be on the right, the left, up or down.

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# Keyboard Shift Cipher

## Keyboard Shift Encoder

 Keyboard Layout QWERTY (US) AZERTY (French) QWERTZ (German) DVORAK (US) Colemak (US)

### What is a keyboard shift cipher? (Definition)

Keyboard shift is a substitution cipher method of replacing letters with others, whose position is shifted on a keyboard layout.

### How to encrypt using Keyboard Shifting cipher?

Encryption uses a QWERTY or AZERTY keyboard layout, and shifts each key with the one next to it.

Example: Encrypt DCODE with right shifting: D becomes F, C becomes V, etc. and the encrypted message is FVPFR

When there are no letters, use a punctuation key, or get to the other site or the keyboard.

The CTRL, ALT, SHIFT or TAB keys can be ignored or not.

### How to decrypt Keyboard Shifting cipher?

Decryption is identical to encryption, but with an inverted direction: a right shifting becomes a left shifting.

### How to recognize Keyboard Shifting ciphertext?

The ciphered message is composed only of keyboard keys.

One key near to E appears the most.

This encryption is sometimes involuntary and due to poor hand placement on a keyboard.

### What are the variants of the Keyboard Shifting cipher?

Multiple keyboard layouts and multiple shifting directions exist.

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