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Hello from Finland

Postby Tero » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:35 am

Hi everyone and thanks for adding me to the forum.

I've had a QL from 2011 and during the years I've come to appreciate it more and more. I never saw one before that (I think) but I remember reading about it quite a lot in the 1980s. Perhaps it was the first "big computer" I was excited about. ZX Spectrum was the first computer we had at home.

I now have three QL computers:

QL D15-101906: issue 6 JS ROM
QL D15-108201: Issue 6 MGY ROM, with Finnish-language keyboard and localisation, sadly a few keys are missing.
QL D14-098040: Issue 5 JSL1 QL-SD Minerva ROM (Can't remember the original ROM, maybe JM)

Two are fitted with RWAP keyboard membranes. I also now have the Tetroid Disk Interface/memory expansion, which has made the QL a lot more interesting to me in recent times.

Happy holidays!


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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby RWAP » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:18 am

Tero wrote:I now have three QL computers:

QL D15-108201: Issue 6 MGY ROM, with Finnish-language keyboard and localisation, sadly a few keys are missing.
Happy holidays!



Welcome to the forums. If you need standard (UK) key tops for this one, I have spares - but alas no foreign key sets....


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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:00 pm

A warm welcome to the forum :) We have quite a few QL users from Finland!


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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:03 pm

Hello from "sunny" Yorkshire and welcome to our little group.

Cheers,
Norm.


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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Cristian » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:40 pm

Moi!


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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Zarchos » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:05 pm

Welcome to the club !


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Now porting SOTB to the Archies, to then port it to the Q68.
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Tero » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:07 am

RWAP wrote:Welcome to the forums. If you need standard (UK) key tops for this one, I have spares - but alas no foreign key sets....

Hi, I'll probably place an order eventually, but as I may need different small items I'll give it a bit of thought. (One of the key pillars is broken too)

Yes, it's likely I can't ever restore that keyboard to it's original condition, as some of the missing keys are of the Finnish variety. I think it is amusing they went the trouble of translating the text on the SHIFT, ALT etc keys too.

To everyone, thank you for the welcomes!



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