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PDP-8 Console Help

The console windows are VT52 emulators; console 0 is the standard 03/04 address serial port running at 9600 baud.  Console 1 is at address 40/41 running at 300 baud and is normally only used with ETOS.  The terminal window only knows when caps lock is toggled in the window so if you set caps lock and then release it when in another window, the terminal window will still be in caps lock.  This is because I don't know how to do it right in java but since OS/8 likes upper case commands this is convenient.  The VT52 emulator also does not have the special graphics character set so the special symbols in the WPS word processor won't display properly.  The keypad (number key section on righ of PC style keyboard) currently doesn't return the correct VT52 codes.  This will prevent operation of the WPS word processor.

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