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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such things, so you can guess how outdated and unusable that was.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.