is a data entry or control device using a number of keys which are to be pressed by the fingers. There are two main types of keyboard:
Other types of keyboards, known as numeric keypads
, are the
- Calculator keypad (with the 123 keys near the bottom)
- the CCITT telephone keypad (with the 123 keys at the top), arguably the most common keyboard layout in the world, with roughly 700,000,000 telephones in the world (estimated, as of 1994).
Entering text using the keyboard is usually called typing
. There is also a standard for good technique that will allow typists to reduce carpal tunnel syndrome
. See typing
for more details.
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