Commodore keyboards and PCs

M H Stein dm561 at
Thu Sep 21 12:54:28 CDT 2006

Not to take any business away from Jim and they are a little expensive, 
but wouldn't an off-the-shelf keyboard encoder do the job? 

I've used Hagstrom's KE24s ($99.99) for years, albeit in RS-232<>PS/2 
mode. User-programmable matrix or discrete switch inputs to PC keyboard 
or RS-232, as well as RS-232 to/from PC keyboard.


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Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:27:40 -0400
From: "Richard A. Cini" <rcini at>
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Yep, saw the DIY package. I was looking for the boards already done.

This is not a front burner project for me just yet (other things in the
hopper right now), so I'll keep an eye out. Any idea of timing for boards?

Rich Cini
Collector of classic computers
Lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator
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Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 10:07 PM
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Subject: Re: Commodore keyboards and PCs

Richard A. Cini wrote:
> All:
>             I'm playing around with VICE, the Commodore emulator and I
> wondered how others who use it deal with key remapping. Sometimes I find
> hard locating the mapped keys because I look at the keycap and of course,
> the key is wrong (like TAB is CTRL, ESC is RUN/STOP, etc.)
>             I'm looking for suggestions beyond sticking little labels on
> keyboard :-) 


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