Data entry keyboard

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Acronyms/​initialisms: DECategory: ConceptsOrigin: Official

Data entry (DE) keyboards are a type of terminal keyboard commonly found in mainframe, terminal and sometimes server usage that are specialised for simple data entry. Such keyboards are typically smaller than their typewriter-like (DA) counterparts and function with either a numeric shift (upper) or alphabetic shift (lower) only. They descended from IBM Card Punch keyboards and can only enter letters in uppercase.


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