[Coco] CoCo3FPGA keyboard mapping?
snhirsch at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 07:14:06 EDT 2010
On Mon, 5 Jul 2010, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM, Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Jul 2010, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>>>> Thanks! It works fine. However, what does one do if using an editor or
>>>> other application that requires the tab character?
>>> How do you type a tab on a coco? maybe the same way?
>> I haven't used an actual CoCo keyboard in quite some time (Cloud-9 PS2
>> adapter on my "real" CoCo).
>> Also, given my interest in perhaps a half-dozen small classic computers it's
>> a bit difficult sometimes to keep things straight. Sorry to annoy you with
>> my questions, I apologize and will desist.
> No annoyance here. I guess tone is hard to detect in text :)
Well, sometimes I _feel_ like I'm being a pain :-). I did try to research
the keyboard mapping for 'Clear' and could not find anything. Gary's
writeup for the Digilent board has a few sentences about key assignment
under BASIC and remarks that OS-9 will be covered later. Unfortunately,
I couldn't find "later".
I cannot speak for others, but I personally would like the key mapping
to be as close as possible to the PC standard. Perhaps something like
Scroll Lock or Pause/Break would be a better candidate for 'Clear'. Then
Tab could be, err, Tab?
This may be a good excuse to get familiar with the Verilog when Gary
decides to release it. For now, no big deal.
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