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Re: Avant keyboard support package

Hi Kari,

Oh, and here I was thinking that those XP drivers would probably work with my W7 32-bit computer, even if requiring XP or W2K compatibility setting.  But if that's going to be a waste of time . . . . 

I could use the generic program, though I think I'd rather use Avant's own.  Maybe not a problem: not sure about W2K, but I do have one computer (relegated to a closet, these days) which still has XP on it.  Connecting to the Avant should not be a problem.


From: Kari Eveli
To: xywrite@xxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: Avant keyboard support package


There are no Win 7 compatible solutions other than manually
reprogramming the keyboard. See the FAQ included. I am not sure that all
the virtual machine solutions work that I proposed in the documentation.
They may or may not, I have not tested them enough. It may be that I
have to retract some of the stuff I wrote. Sorry!

Basically, you should have a W2K or XP computer with appropriate
keyboard connection or adapter cable. After reprogramming on W2K or XP
or manually as per the FAQ, the keyboard works ok with any operating system.

Anyway, I think the latest available drivers and documents are included
in the package as I checked the Avant site quite late in the game.

KBDEDIT (http://www.kbdedit.com/) works well in 32-bit and 64-bit
environments with and without Avant (you can achieve all the feats the
Avant made possible and more with any keyboard on Win 7 or Win 10).

Best regards,

Kari Eveli
LEXITEC Book Publishing (Finland)

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5.2.2017, 19:58, J R FOX WROTE:
> Thanks, Kari.  I should check out which drivers you found, but some time
> ago I posted to the list that my Avant came only with a floppy disk for
> such things, so you can guess how outdated and unusable that was.  With
> some difficulty, I managed to locate downloadable drivers that should
> work for 32-bit XP, and I offered to provide that to any list member who
> might be interested.  I don't know if there was anything later than that
> around, though this looked like it should still work for W7 -- but not
> for 64-bit.  In any case, I'm glad that you've had a go at this.
>      Jordan