Didier Derny wrote: > Later, Commodore produced an international keyboard (I think it was > developed by Commodore Germany) Hm, interesting. Over here in Sweden, almost all PET/CBM and CBM-II were localized with Swedish keyboards, I suppose custom installed by Datatronic. There were both full keycap replacements and just stickers, used interchangedly depending on availability I think. They went on with selling both pre-localized and DIY kits for the VIC-20 and C64, and for a long time it has been known as one of relatively few markets where Commodore officially sold keyboard localized machines. The character and Kernal ROMs had to be replaced to match the keyboard layout, but no translation of Basic error messages or other silly things. It sounds like you in France did pretty much the same thing as they did in Sweden, but perhaps not as thoroughly backed up by Commodore overseas? > One of the biggest task, was to convert the software to use a French > keyboard. Hm, yes. You have AZERTY keyboards with numbers in shifted mode and all sorts of interesting things. I understand that would require a bit more rewrites of some software than just swapping a few square brackets and pound sign for additional letters. Best regards -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-11-01 14:00:04
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