oddball (XT PC-era?) keyboard - "dejag" etc controls

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Thu May 7 21:06:59 CDT 2015

On 5/7/15 6:36 PM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> On 05/07/2015 11:00 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> I gave my Jupiter 7 away to "Richard" through this list in 2012.  if he
>> still has it, maybe he could take pictures so you could compare what you've
>> got.  Or, post a picture, and I'll see if it looks like a Jupiter.
> Jon (& Al),
> Quick photo of it here:
> http://www.classiccmp.org/acornia/tmp/keyboard_small.jpg
> ... definitely not as interesting as the Jupiter keyboard, whatever it is - but would love to know what 'dejag' and 'vern' mean, and what its possible purpose was. I popped the case open and the
> internals are unremarkable - just an 8048 and misc support TTL. Most recent IC dates were 38 of 1983.

I was mistaken, it is an AED keyboard for the "Colorware" generation of AED 767

Dejag enables antialiasing of vectors. It's a kludge that steals portions of the 256 entry color lookup table
Vern is Vernier, simulation of the joystick with cursor keys, from memory.
It's a Keytronic serial kb.

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