Apple IIe Canadian Version?

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Apple IIe Canadian Version?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Only 40 years after I saw one in person I finally got myself and Apple IIe, I had pretty much all the Commodore machines but always wanted a Apple. Anyway, the one I picked up is a IIe with the keyboard layout switch for the English/Canadian French. I don't believe it to be a euro model as the Video Rom is 24pin not 28. I'm pretty sure it is enhance with 65C02A, 341-304-A,  342-0303-A and 342-0292-A (has the 65C02 sticker). Does anyone have any history info on this version? Also anyone in the Toronto to Kingston area of Ontario that I could give some blank 5.25 floppies to make me some DOS disks :) ? Eventually I want to grab a floppy emulator. I also happen to have a 3.5 from a GS I picked up a while ago but will have to save my pennies for a controller card.

 

Thanks in advance for any info!

 

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Sounds like this one. Can you

Sounds like this one. Can you post a photo of the switch? I've never seen it in person.

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Is the power supply fixed

Is the power supply fixed 110V or switchable?

 

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Fixed

It's fixed 110v

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I collect the Apple ROM

I collect the Apple ROM numbers here: is the number 342-0292-A ontop of the charset ROM (the Canadian one)?

 

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Thanks. 342-0292-A is the

Thanks.

 

342-0292-A is the Keyboard ROM (French/US)?

 

 

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Found this on asimov.net... 342-0306-A      //c, //e (enhanced) Char Gen Western French

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saint wrote:Found this on
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Found this on asimov.net... 342-0306-A      //c, //e (enhanced) Char Gen Western French

 

That's NOT your (probably) Canadian IIe?

 

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It's what's on my ROM and it is switchable with the switch.  I found some information that matches my machine and states they were made for the Canadian market assembled in Ireland (one person claimed they were only sold in Quebec).

 

https://mapleridge-bc.canadianlisted.com/computer-parts/us399-95rare-apple-iie-computer-french-canadian-variant-fully_4440710.html

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255236025965?hash=item3b6d40ae6d:g:8nYAAOSwwpZhl7cp

 

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I doubt that they were only

I doubt that they were only sold in Quebec, I'm on the west coast and have quite a few of them.

The two that I have handy were assembled in Singapore.

When I was first using one of them I never noticed the switch until I accidentally bumped it then was trying to figure out why my keyboard was typing the wrong letter.

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Thanks Wayne, confirmed my suspicion that it wasn't only in Quebec. Yes the switch thing is funny, the last owner of mine did the same thing LOL.

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I've seen this ROM

RalfK wrote:

Thanks.

 

342-0292-A is the Keyboard ROM (French/US)?

 

I was working on a IIe Enchanced with this ROM #, and it wasn't outputting a French char map (it's also not on your list, afaict)... but there may have been other issues preventing proper character generation... you can read about it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/apple2/comments/nrmndm/apple_iie_enhanced_weird_special_characters_by/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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Hi all,

 

Here are all the French ROM references I'm aware of (collected over the years, may be incorrect) :

341-0153       IIe Keyboard ROM FR/?

341-0326-A     Apple //e enhanced Keyboard ROM FR 1983

342-0133-A     //c //e Video (Character Generator) FR 1982

342-0274-A     //c //e (enhanced) Video (Character Generator) FR

342-0283-A     //c Video (Character Generator) FR

342-0306-A     //c //e (enhanced) Video (Character Generator) FR

342-0326-A     Apple //e enhanced Keyboard ROM FR/US

 

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Hi,

 

thanks :-)  But ...

- 342-0133-A  US or French?

- 342-0274-A Keyboard or character generator? 273, 275 and 276 are listed as keyboard ROMs

 

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Ralfk here are the ROMs in my machine

 

342-0306-A = Video ROM

342-0292-A = Keyboard ROM

341-0304-A = CD ROM

342-0303-A = EF ROM

 

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RalfK wrote:Hi, thanks :-) 
RalfK wrote:

Hi,

 

thanks :-)  But ...

- 342-0133-A  US or French?

- 342-0274-A Keyboard or character generator? 273, 275 and 276 are listed as keyboard ROMs

Hi

 

Hi,

The French Video ROMs include French & US characters sets switchable with the keyboard switch.

342-0274-A     //c //e (enhanced) Video (Character Generator) FR

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