//c+ switch settings, QWERTY/Dvorak (was Re: IIc+ mouse `A+ Little Mouse')

From: Derek Peschel <dpeschel_at_eskimo.com>
Date: Fri Aug 30 14:57:00 2002

On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 02:32:30AM -0700, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> > > If I recall correctly, the seminally useless 40/80 column switch on the

Does that mean "useless from the time when it was created" or "useless and
spreading its uselessness to all its descendants"? :)
Do you know of a program that actually read that switch? The expansions
that made the ][+ into the //e and //c were rather complicated, and yet not
complete enough (I wish they had made all the soft switches readable --
I hate write-only registers).

> Who the hell uses Dvorak? A very interesting and unique feature to have
> on a computer (anyone else know of a computer that had a switch that would
> instantly change the keymapping between QWERTY and Dvorak?)

No, but I do know that the same feature existed on the //e (i.e. before the
//c came out) but it was only accessible by changing internal wiring. I
read about this in an issue of Call A.P.P.L.E. which (of course) I no longer

And the _original_ Dvorak layout had the numbers in the order

        1 3 5 7 9 0 8 6 4 2

or something like that. I have too much work to do to look it up right now.

-- Derek
Received on Fri Aug 30 2002 - 14:57:00 BST

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