IBM 5110 Emulator in JavaScript

jwsmobile jws at
Tue May 26 09:17:37 CDT 2015

On 5/25/2015 11:29 AM, Norbert Kehrer wrote:
> I ported Christian Corti's great IBM 5110 emulator to JavaScript, so you
> can work with an emulated IBM 5110 directly in your (HTML5-capable) web
> browser.
> There are still some bugs in it, disk and tape support are still
> missing, and I could not test it with a non-German keyboard layout. I
> nonetheless wanted to share the WIP version to give you a first impression.
> You can try it out and write some small BASIC or APL programs at
> Greetings
> Norbert
Very nice.  I would like to suggest if it isn't too much trouble that 
you see about a soft keyboard.  I tried using it in a mode I use all the 
time.  I have a number of virtual desktops that I connect to and use via 
RDP.  I am using a mac for the system with the screen (has a retina 

Problem is the keyboard is for the mac, so the keyboard mappings is 
useless.  I know this is an oddball situation, but is probably one worth 
thinking about.

The approach I would prefer would be similar to what X3270 does, to 
launch the soft keys when needed.

It worked fine, entered a basic program and it proceeded to take off.  I 
just didn't have any way to break the execution.

Excellent work.


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