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November 11th, 2011, 05:34 AM
Hi all,

I looking for French QWERTY CP/M 2.2 system disk for Kaypro 4.

5.25 Disk or image disk (TD0 or IMD) format :D



November 11th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Good luck !

Never heard of French, there are posts on this site about "German" stuff - check it out.

More details needed.

We are developing a "Kaypro knowledge base " base on this site, so any info most welcome - so post all you find.

Thanks for your interest in Kaypros !


November 14th, 2011, 08:42 AM
I'm fairly ignorant on the subject but I thought the French used QWERTZ? Is there no equivalent of keyb (dos command to remap keyboard layout) in CP/M?

November 14th, 2011, 12:13 PM
...French used QWERTZ? Is there no equivalent of keyb...
French keyboards are AZERTY layout. I'd hazard a guess that most CP/M machine that supported multiple languages had their own version of a key mapping program. Back in the day when I used an LSI-Octopus, it had GEYGEN and LOADKEY utilities to create and load different key mappings.

May 19th, 2012, 05:37 AM
I misspoke (google translate is that changes in QWERTY AZERTY) ... Indeed the French keyboard is AZERTY !

I have two Kaypro:
a Kaypro II (U.S. version 110V) with a QWERTY keyboard
a Kaypro 4 (French 220V version) with a AZERTY keyboard

I would use the Kaypro 4 with a CP/M that recognizes the AZERTY keyboard ...

There is a specific version of CP/M, there is not only the U.S. version, it has German, Italian, Spanish, French, etc. versions ?

I don't found trace of KEYGEN and LOADKEY commands on CP /M