NARS2000 on MacOS X

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NARS2000 on MacOS X

PostPosted by miquel » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:36 pm

Just to say that NARS2000 runs perfectly on a iMac running MacOS X, due to VirtualBox. The only inconvenient is that it is necessary to have a Windows license.

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PostPosted by forummaster » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:13 pm

{28.52}miquel wrote:
{28.52}miquel wrote:
Just to say that NARS2000 runs perfectly on a iMac running MacOS X, due to VirtualBox. The only inconvenient is that it is necessary to have a Windows licence.


Excellent!

Have you tried to run NARS2000 through Wine? See wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX for more details. If that works, there is no need for a Windows license and it should run much faster as Wine is a translation layer as opposed to an emulation layer.
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PostPosted by miquel » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:04 pm

{28.53}forummaster wrote:
{28.53}forummaster wrote:

Have you tried to run NARS2000 through Wine? See wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX for more details. If that works, there is no need for a Windows license and it should run much faster as Wine is a translation layer as opposed to an emulation layer.


I just install Darwine, launch WineHelper and open NARS2000.exe. IT RUNS!


Just remain to explore the APL keyboard, but this is a trifle now.

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PostPosted by miquel » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:41 pm

In fact it's not a trifle! The problem comes with the Cmd key necessary to reach the APL layout of the keyboard in place of the Alt key. The combinations Cmd+ are commands of applications on MacOS. For example, if I press Cmd+Q WinHelper exits because Cmd+Q is always the Quit signal.
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PostPosted by forummaster » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:10 pm

{28.55}miquel wrote:
{28.55}miquel wrote:
In fact it's not a trifle! The problem comes with the Cmd key necessary to reach the APL layout of the keyboard in place of the Alt key. The combinations Cmd+ are commands of applications on MacOS. For example, if I press Cmd+Q WinHelper exits because Cmd+Q is always the Quit signal.


Great news to get this far! I'll need to study up on what is needed to get the keyboard to work. Thanks so much for this.
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PostPosted by forummaster » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:56 am

{28.55}miquel wrote:
{28.55}miquel wrote:
In fact it's not a trifle! The problem comes with the Cmd key necessary to reach the APL layout of the keyboard in place of the Alt key. The combinations Cmd+ are commands of applications on MacOS. For example, if I press Cmd+Q WinHelper exits because Cmd+Q is always the Quit signal.


I'm having trouble finding a reference to the key codes for MacOS. I presume that the common alphabet (shifted and unshifted) keys work as well as the digits and punctuation keys -- could you tell what other keys do or print something?
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PostPosted by miquel » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:03 pm

You can have a look at images.apple.com/keyboard/images/gallery/wired_1_20070813.jpg for a general map of Apple keyboard.
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PostPosted by forummaster » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:19 pm

{28.58}miquel wrote:
{28.58}miquel wrote:
You can have a look at images.apple.com/keyboard/images/gallery/wired_1_20070813.jpg for a general map of Apple keyboard.


Thanks for the keyboard layout. My question is really whether there are other key combinations which produce anything useful. For example, what does option+r produce, or option+R (that is, option+shift+r)?
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PostPosted by miquel » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:20 am

Here are two maps of the Alt and Alt+Shift layers of MacOS US-Keyboard:




I understand that you are translating the characters entered by the keybord to Unicode APL. But it seems to me that it would be better to define full Unicode keyboards wit lowercase, uppercase and APL characters. I am working on a Windows and MacOS ones. I will give you the URL to download them when the work will be finished.

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PostPosted by miquel » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:28 am

You will find a map of the MacOS Unicode APL keyboard at http://michel.bottin.free.fr/apl/aplkbd.html.
And the Windows keyboard at http://michel.bottin.free.fr/apl/APLkbdWin.zip.
These two keyboards are not yet fully tested. Take care with them.

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