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

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Mon May 11 08:18:02 CDT 2015

On 05/07/2015 09:06 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, Al!  Given how often keyboards seem to get lost while the rest of 
the hardware survives, it's here if anyone ever needs it.



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