Jesper wrote: > IIRC the conclusion was that commodore never offically procuded any roms > for Denmark or Norway as those markets were too small, only Sweden. It sounds plausible. Also, I still believe that Datatronic had a very specific relation with Commodore International, on a deeper level than any other international Commodore importer/agent had. Datatronic at a very early stage equipped the PET computers with Swedish characters, developed a vast range of PET business applications for the Swedish market which they made a lot of profit from. I'm not sure the same kind of market was worked up in any other non-English speaking countries, at least not relative to population. You have some character sets here, including a Norwegian PET character set, but I don't know if it is original or home grown. There is also a Norwegian C128 character ROM based on VIC-20 but it sounds very much home grown. http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/firmware/characters/index.html Also you have to ask yourself how many different character sets there could be: Swedish/Finnish (A-Z + ÅÄÖ, total 29 letters) Norwegian/Danish (A-z + ÆØÅ, total 29 characters) German/Austria (A-Z + ÄÖÛ and small ß, total 30 characters) French (A-Z + 18 diacritics and ligatures, total 44 characters) Spanish (A-Z + Ñ, total 27 characters) I wouldn't expect any Eastern European character sets, perhaps Polish. Best regards Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-09-14 16:02:04
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