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The Norwegian Remixes: 3032, 128D, 128DCR

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Thanks to Asbjorn Djupdal for virtually all of these entries.

The Norwegian PET 3032 (2001-32N)

Views of the Norwegian PET 3032 (.jpg, courtesy Asbjorn)
Portrait (52K) | Screenshot (35K) | Keyboard Closeup (65K) | Character ROM Closeup (93K)

Introduced Unknown, although markings on the board imply somewhere around 1978-9.
Hardware Identical to the original 3032 with only character set modifications and new keycaps (unmodified Kernal).
Graphics and Sound Identical to the original 3032.
Eventual Fate Released in Norway. It is possible, although Asbjorn doesn't know for certain, that it may have also emerged in Denmark.

Not much here except for true printed keys and character set modifications to support Ø, Æ and Å. The actual key mappings were not changed, so no Kernal differences were required.

The Norwegian 128D and 128DCR

Views of the Norwegian 128DCR (.jpg, courtesy Asbjorn)
Keyboard Closeup (84K) | Screenshot (61K) | Character ROM (66K) | Kernal ROM (77K)

Introduced 1986?
Hardware Identical to the 128D/DCR, with altered keyboard and correct character placement, extra Char ROM (both English and Norwegian Char ROMs), altered Kernal.
Graphics and Sound Identical to the 128 (D, DCR).
Eventual Fate Released in Norway.

Like the localized Swedish and German 128 models, the extra Character ROM is selected with the ASCII/CC key, which is the renamed CAPS LOCK (again, as in the German and Swedish 128DCRs, a jumper connects ASCII/CC to the character generator); in 80 column mode this triggered a routine to load the new character set into the VDC, which might be troublesome if a program managed to garble it. ASCII/CC also works in 64 mode, but unlike the Swedish models, it also changes the keyboard layout (reported by Peter Karlsson).

Similarly, just like the Swedish 128DCR, the extra characters are silkscreened on top of the keycaps.