The Estonian MSX keyboard is used in the generic
MSX Estonian and MSX2 Estonian machines.
Here's the list of the concerned specific
machines (* = this machine is without numeric
- MSX machines
: Yamaha YIS-503IIR Estonian (*)
- MSX2 machines : the
current version of blueMSX does not support the
specific MSX2 Estonian machines (we need to add
the network support !)
The MSX keyboard is very similar to a standard PC
keyboard, but the accented Estonian characters
are not present. The typewrite keys are almost
the same as well as the numeric keypad. The Caps
key toggles bigger sized alphabet characters.
The MSX keyboard has five physical function keys.
To access function key 6 to 10, you need to hold
down the SHIFT key and press one of the keys F1
As some MSX keys don't exist on a PC keyboard,
the emulator makes also some adjustements to
support the complete MSX keyboard :
- the PC key before the "1" key is used
for emulate the extrem right MSX key on the third
- the extrem right PC key on the third row is
used to emulate the extrem right MSX key on the
Specific MSX keys are mapped to the following PC
keyboard keys :
some games and applications (it's also
the case of the Esc key).
pause and resume a task in the MSX-BASIC
or MSX-DOS environment. When you press
this key while holding the Ctrl
key, the current task will be abruptly
move the cursor to the top left of the
screen. If you press Shift + Clr Home,
the screen will be cleared.
graphical characters by pressing it with
a normal character. Can be combined with Shift.
between Russian and normal mode.
Comma on numpad
Russian mode and allows to write the
Question Mark character (?). Combined
with Shift, it gives the
Slash character (/).
The tables underneath show you how to generate
special characters with key-combinations of your
PC keyboard :
mode + Shift
mode + Shift
The extrem right character of
the fourth row can be typed by using the RightCtrl
key (+ eventually Shift).