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CPCWiki cited in a document for accepting new Unicode characters

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New characters will be added to Unicode following an Unicode working group doccument, which mentions a CPCWiki page about keyboard versions as a reference.

Sadly, only 2 Amstrad CPC characters will be added to Unicode, and not all of them as I thought at my first quick lecture, the dream was short.




Amstrad was created 50 years ago

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It's official as announced by Lord Alan Michael Sugar himself, the company Amstrad (Alan Michael Sugar TRADing) was created 50 years ago, the 8th December 1968 !



Amstrad CPC TTF font by Damien Guard

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Damien Guard wrote an article about 8bit computers fonts, including the Amstrad CPC, and you can download a true type font. So now we know that it is influenced by the PC CGA font !





Soon 50 years of history for the Amstrad company, related in Retro Gamer magazine

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The company Amstrad (Alan Michael Sugar TRADing) has been created the 8th December 1968. So at the end of this new year 2018, it will be 50 years of history, which are told in the last issue of the Retro Gamer magazine.

Retro Gamer magazine for the 50 years of history of the Amstrad company



8-bit memoirs issue 1 by Mr_Lou, author of Sort'em (Amstrad CPC game)

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Mr_Lou is active on Amstrad CPC scene, he wrote the game Sort'Em in 2009 (LuBlu Entertainment), programmed with Z88dk and cpcrslib.

Today, he finished the first issue of his 8-Bit Memoirs, a free ebook of his personal 8bit experience (about for example the Philips Videopac G7000, the Amstrad CPC and the Amiga) with more than 5 hours of video, illustrations (by Marlene "BlueAngel" Johansen), screenshots... It's free, but you can buy the physical collector edition for 17 €.




Amstrad CPC written Memory (ACME) by Frédéric BELLEC

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Amstrad CPC Mémoire écrite is an Amstrad CPC web site by Frédéric BELLEC to preserve Amstrad CPC documents, programs, newspapers, etc...

There is also a facebook page for Amstrad CPC Mémoire écrite.




Furniture sold by Amstrad with a CT-1 radio and a MP-3 analogic TV tuner

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I just discovered on Amstrad.EU's facebook group that Amstrad sold a furniture with a bundled MP-3 analogic TV tuner and CT-1 radio. With the reference to X, the article is coming from the newspaper Amstrad 100%.

A quick internet search didnt permit to find other photos of this furniture, if you have any, I am interested.

Amstrad furniture for CPC, CT-1 and MP-3



One mug of coffee/tea a day ! But choose it wisely.

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May I suggest you to choose this mug to drink your coffee or tea each morning ? 10 pieces only.





Ruthless: The Story of Amstrad and Alan Sugar in the 80's and 90's by Kim Justice

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A 30 minutes video on Youtube by Kim Justice about Amstrad and Lord Alan Michael Sugar in english.





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