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We don't know much about this strange French computer. It was designed by Patrick Jossier, an award winning French designer, to be used as a word processing computer and only few were sold.

This computer was dedicated to word processing (with a 80*25 text resolution), had a 'hidden' CP/M OS launching the text processor at start. Main CPU was Z80/4MHz, the other Z80 was dedicated to keyboard/display, almost like an 'integrated terminal'.

This computer was 100% french made, from hardware to software (except for the OS).

The system pictured here is Logystem Ecritext 2


Contributor: Jean-Yves Gaulier

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I worked with Patrick for several years at his home in Switzerland on several projects. The unit you describe was not only used for word processing but Patrick also used it for writing code and developing other programs. It was also used for programming eproms on new circuit boards that I would build for him. I lost touch with him many years ago, but if you have his number it would be great to catch up with him. regards John

Friday 31st May 2019
John Matcham (United Kingdom)


TYPE  Transportable
ORIGIN  France
YEAR  ? 1982
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Word processor
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke professional keyboard with numeric keypad
CPU  Zilog Z80A
CO-PROCESSOR  second Z80 handling keyboard/display
RAM  64 KB
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  80 x 25
COLORS  Monochrome
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Unknown
BUILT IN MEDIA  From one to three 5.25'' disk-drives
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply
PRICE  Unknown

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