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Japanese TRS-80 #116451 11/17/19 10:45 PM
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I've located someone with a rare Japanese TRS-80.

This system contains these different features:

1) an extra 1K ROM to handle Kana characters:
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2) Other curious unique aspects: the power LED toggles red and green when switching into Kana mode.

3) The system contains a Kana character ROM.

4) The system doesn't use the Z80 but instead the compatible NEC uPD780 CPU.

I'm looking at the ROM DUMPS WANTED list. But if I can get some of these, where do I share them so they get archived well?


Also, is there any interest in adding missing foreign language character ROM support for the TRS-80?

Are there maintainer(s) of this machine's code?

Thanks for any advice.

Re: Japanese TRS-80 [Re: turnkit] #116452 11/18/19 02:24 AM
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We're certainly interested in non-English computers, we've added Chinese-language Apple II clones recently.

If you get the ROMs, you can either tell us here or use the MAME contact form at

I don't know if anyone actively maintains the Z80 TRS-80 drivers right now, I know Robbert does some maintenance on them.

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