Have you ever wondered how the computer recognizes what you have typed on the keyboard. The computer doesn’t know where which key is on the keyboard, hey! it’s just a non-living machine.
Yes many of you would be knowing how the computer recognizes or distinguishes between various keys, but for those who don’t know, let me tell you.
Each key on the keyboard is represented in the form of binary codes (Binary codes are numbers 0 and 1). Every key on the keyboard, be it an alphabet, a numeric entry or any other punctuation key, has a unique binary number designated.
So when we press ‘A’, the computer recognizes it through its binary code and presents it on the monitor in the form of an ‘A’.
Now, we came across this unique online tool that displays the binary coding of the text that you’ve input. See the snapshot below to have an idea.
As you can see, the binary coding for the text entered is displayed just next to it. You can also do the opposite, that is, enter the binary code and get text in the other box. Try it out. Read below to know some amazing facts.
CHARACTER BINARY CODE
Ampersand (&) 00100110
Asterisk (*) 00101010
Back Space 00001000
Capital ‘a’ (A) 01000001
Back Slash (\) 01011100