How can keyboards take info and turn them into....

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  1. quickone

    quickone New Member

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    I was interested in how computers are able to take the words entered on a keyboard and translate them into digital information? Any tech geeks on here? or anyone who can relate me to a website? thanks!:x:
     
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    I asked on this forum to get answers not to do a search...thats why its here
     
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    When you press a key on your keyboard, the keyboard sends a signal to the computer telling it that a key was pressed and which key it was. Then the operating system (or BIOS software, or whatever you're using) takes that key code and displays the character associated with it. Because the keybaord just sends a code, the OS can decide what character is linked to what key, and you can even change it around yourself.
     
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    wouldn't it take the signal then --> binary --> then translate to character?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yeah, probably. Unless the keyboard sends it as binary :dunno: Not sure on the technical specifics, but that's the general idea. When the OS gets the key-codes they're in hex I think.
     
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    yeah. right. cool. :rolleyes:

    that link bud, that would be a website. and magically, it has 100000 other websites slightly relative to the EXACT question you asked.

    really are a quickone aint ya :wiggle:
     
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    Hey there buddy....I didn't ask for a million...I didnt want to have to search to find good information...I figured someone on this forum would have the answer....that is what it's for correct? Any idiot can just go type something in to a search.
     
  10. sleepy71

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    Doing homework, eh? Let us know how it turns out.
     
  11. SL1200MK4

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    Well, RTFM (none in this case I suppose), then STFW. If you still have questions, then I will be glad to help you out if I can...
     
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    hm. so, its less work to type 3 sentences on a message board and wait for replys than 4 words into google for instant answers? cool, ill keep that in mind.
     
  13. quickone

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    I searched and couldnt find anything on it and I thought maybe someone on here would have a more specific answer than what I could find...I thought that's part of what a forum is about.
     
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    BTW thanks to the people who helped
     

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