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Category: ConceptsOrigin: Official

Aka/also known as: typamatic

If a keyboard is said to be typematic, it's capable of repeating a key at the keyboard's controller level for the duration a user holds down a given key. Effectively all modern PC keyboards are typematic, thus this capability is no longer apart of keyboard/computer advertising. But for older keyboards such as those for terminals, not all were typematic and the ones that were may have a selective layout where only specific keys were typematic.


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