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How do computers take words entered on a keyboard and translate them into digital information?

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1- The keyboard's keys act like capacitors. When a key is pressed, you switch the capacitor, which starts generating a signal. This analog signal is sent to your computer.

2-Then, low-level software - the operating system - identifies the incoming keyboard signal, recognizing the key that was pressed and writing it to a buffer that programs use for input.

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