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Old 01 November 2014, 01:23   #1
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Keyboard Layout History (dvorak)

When did the Amiga include additional keyboard layouts? In the KS/WB 1.2 release (1987)? I can't seem to find setmap or equivalent in KS/WB 1.0 and 1.1 disks.

The purpose of this topic is to clarify the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard wikipedia article regarding the Amiga. Currently it is the vague:

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Some Amiga operating systems enable the user to modify the keyboard layout by opening up the keyboard input preference and selecting "Dvorak" or "usa2". Earlier Amiga systems also came with the Dvorak keymap available on the "Extras" disk that came with the computer. By copying the keymap to the Workbench disk, editing the startup scripts, and then rebooting, Dvorak was usable in many Workbench application programs.
And Marcus Brooks wrote:

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Dvorak has been built into the Amiga's Workbench since day 1. If I recall correctly, the CLI command was setmap usa2. Peter Seebach says you can also select Dvorak in the Input preferences program, if it is installed.
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Old 01 November 2014, 10:54   #2
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According to Greg Donner's Workbench history site, version 1.2 includes:

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Addition of Setmap allowed different national character sets
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Old 01 November 2014, 20:48   #3
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I've enhanced the Wikipedia article to:

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Amiga operating systems from the 1986 version 1.2 onward enable the user to modify the keyboard layout by using the setmap command line utility with "usa2" as an argument, or later in 3.x systems by opening up the keyboard input preference widget and selecting "Dvorak". Amiga systems versions 1.2 and 1.3 came with the Dvorak keymap on the Workbench disk. Versions 2.x came with the keymaps available on the "Extras" disk. In 3.0 and 3.1 systems, the keymaps were on the "Storage" disk. By copying the respective keymap to the Workbench disk or installing the system to a hard drive, Dvorak was usable in Workbench application programs.
It still misses information concerning AmigaOS 3.5, 3.9 and 4.x. If anyone has these handy and could verify, that'd be great. Thanks.
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