kolla wrote:I am sorry, my language is Norwegian and I use Norwegian keyboard layout, the locales on my Amiga setup is also in Norwegian, and those keys are used for shortcuts in Workbench and elsewhere, there is just no way I am "downgrading" to US layout.
I didn't know that US layout is lower grade locale. My language is Russian and i don't have any inconvenience using US-only layout. Especially Amiga today is more like game computer with Workbench as a bonus. I don't see where national keyboards are really need on Amiga today. And most utilities, CLI use only US layout. Your point is too exaggerated.
On old US/UK Amiga keyboards, those two precious keys are not even present - the Enter key becomes the big reversed L-shaped thing, and the left shift becomes wider
Old US layout you are talking about is called ANSI layout. It's old and very rare actually. I never saw A1200 with ANSI keyboard. Most A1200 US/UK keyboards are non-ANSI and have those 2 empty keys near enter and left shift. Commodore always wanted to save the cost, so they use non-ANSI keyboard for all layouts on later Amiga models.
Or use the otherwise typically disabled capslock for swapping between mouse/joystick - bonus feature, the LED can indicate what mode it's in
i prefer full functionality of Amiga keyboard. Mouse/Joystick are shown by NumLock/ScrLock LEDs provided by Keyrah. So caps lock key and led can have their original functions. And there is always chance that some game/app uses caps lock for some specific function.
What on earth relies on a right-ctrl?
MiST is not Amiga-only emulator. There are many not less interesting cores. Cores are written with PC keyboard in mind, thus right ctrl is used as well for key emulation missing on PC keyboard. Hence right ctrl must be present in order to use other cores. Fn key is also required to emulate some missing PC keys like F11,F12,ScrLock/NumLock. Also i've added some more functions through Fn for easier usage.
A500 controller is not the thing you can buy easily. Most likely you have to buy a whole A500 keyboard. Together with ezhid/arduino it will be more expensive than Keyrah. But i'm glad there are some alternatives exist. Since Keyrah has problem with some key combination pressed together, this alternative may come handy.
If you will use A500 controller with ezhid/arduino then it will be recognized as generic PC keyboard (not as Keyrah) and you won't have limitation of US-layout.