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Externall apple iic keybaord

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I assume you mean "ADB" when you say "apd"? It hardly matters because, no, you cannot hook an ADB keyboard to the IIc's 5 pin DIN serial ports.

 

My guess is the dingus you found is actually a 5-pin DIN to 8-pin mini-DIN serial adapter, not an ADB converter. The IIc's serial ports were unique while the IIc+ and IIgs used the same 8-pin DINs as Macs from the Mac Plus forward so I can certainly see a reason why such an adapter might exist.

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... although I suppose it's also worth noting that the IIc's serial connector is the same as an AT PC keyboard, so if you found some ultra-rare ADB to PC-AT adapter that's not going to work either even though the plug fits. (And in fact it would probably let the magic smoke out if you tried.)

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On US machines it switches between QWERTY and DVORAK layouts; on European machines I believe it switches between the US layout and an alternate International layout.

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I believe that button switches between QWERTY and Dvorak keyboard layouts. There's also a large reset key near the upper center of the keyboard.

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