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Configuring keymaps for PC keyboards

You are able to use standard PC keyboards on Vampire boards that have a USB port. (See also Vampire-compatible USB input devices.) The USB keyboard signals are translated to classic Amiga keyboard signals at the hardware level.

With the standard keymap files under DEVS:Keymaps/, AmigaOS supports many different Amiga keyboard layouts. If you have a PC keyboard with a US layout (typically 104 keys), then the standard US keymap file works well. If you have a PC keyboard with an international layout (typically 105 keys), then the standard international keymap files might not provide support for some special characters.

→ To fix this problem, download and install the latest SAGA Drivers. This will install keymap files that support the special characters on PC keyboards with international layouts.

Note: If you have connected an original Amiga keyboard using a Keyrah V2b, then the standard keymap files in AmigaOS should work fine.

You can create your own keymaps using KeyMapEditor.

And if you have trouble entering a “difficult” character into KeyMapEditor, you can use ASCII-Clip to copy a character with your mouse.

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