Documentation for the AT&T Sceptre Videotex terminal
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 21 18:46:55 CST 2007
> der Mouse wrote:
> > I don't recall seeing a computer keyboard that *is* lowercase, ever.
> > Modern keyboards are generally connected to systems that map alphabetic
> > keystrokes to uppercase and lowercase depending on other state, and
> > have keys ("Shift") designed to provide that state, but the keyboards
> > themselves have only one case of alphabetic key, and in every case I
> > can recall seeing, that case is upper.
> I stand corrected ... the only keyboard without a shift key I have seen
> is a TTY's.
Actually all my TTY keyboardsd have shift keys. Of course some of them
are labeleld 'LETTERS' and ''FIGURES' :-)
But having a shift key doesn't mean the keyboard will send lower-case
letters. The shift key might be used only to get things like the symbols
over the digit keys, and letter keys may be sent in upper case whether
the shift key is pressed or not. That ITT I mentioned in the last message
was like that before I added the modification.
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