Re: CBM International CHAROMs

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:26:10 +0200
Message-ID: <B1BFA85AF9BA4E0892201923715947E5@ryds>
SD wrote:

> when I tried to get it (ΓΈ) from the keyboard I only found the one, which 
> shows in the lowercase charset as uppercase one.

If I recall correctly, the graphic symbol for "shifted" pound is present 
with C= key on either + or - on the top row. When reassigning keyboard 
mapping and using replacement keys, the symbol/letter appears in the 
indended position. You might want to use both custom character set and 
custom KERNAL whenever available for the right experience, but it probably 
relies on you have positional mapping rather than symbolic mapping.

I don't know about the Danish or German mods, but one side effect with the 
Swedish mod is that at least one or a few graphic symbols become unavailable 
from the keyboard, due to moving keys around and a different keyboard 
mapping. It was rather disturbing, and in combination with some software 
that relies either on logical or positional mapping, it was fairly common to 
only install the character ROM and keep the original KERNAL ROM. You then 
lose the correct, standardized mapping and the localized letters become 
harder to type, but you get a higher degree of software compatibility.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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