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The Esrille New Keyboard − NISSE

FN key combinations

The FN key combinations are mapped to various keys and key combinations as illustrated in Figure 1. Note you can still use SHIFT, CTRL, and other modifier keys while using the FN keys.
FN Layout FN Key Combinations
Special FN Key Combinations
Key CombinationDescription
FN+F1Verify the current NISSE settings
FN+F2FN+F9Change the each NISSE setting
FN+F10Mute or unmute volume
FN+F11Turn down volume
FN+F12Turn up volume
FN+B Deactivate the internal Kana input mode of NISSE if one of the Japanese Kana layouts is selected with FN+F4. Key combinations specified with FN+F2 for deactivating the IME are also generated.
FN+N Active the internal Kana input mode of NISSE if one of the Japanese Kana layouts is selected with FN+F4. Key combinations specified with FN+F2 for activating the IME are also generated.
FN+Mno-convert (無変換) (in the 109/FN-F2 mode only)
FN+,convert (変換) (in the 109/FN-F2 mode only)
FN+.hiragana (ひらがな) (in the 109/FN-F2 mode only)
FN+/Half-width / full-width (半角/全角) (in the 109/FN-F2 mode only)

Verify and change the keyboard settings

Esrille New Keyboard − NISSE can store several keyboard settings internally.

To verify and change the keyboard settings, run a text editor such as Notepad so you can see the outputs from your NISSE. When pressing F1 to F9 with holding a FN key down, NISSE automatically types the current settings.

  • FN-F1 (ABOUT): Output the firmware version and the current settings.
    FN-F1 output example FN-F1 output (example)
  • FN-F2(OS): Select the IME ON/IME OFF key combinations.

    Note: This setting is for typing in Japanese, and specifies the key combinations to generate when FN+N and FN+B are pressesd to active/deactivate the internal Kana input mode of NISSE.

    FN-F2 outputIME ONIME OFF
    pcF13F14
    macかな英数
    104aCTRL-SHIFT-SPACECTRL-SHIFT-BACKSPACE
    104bALT-`ALT-`
    109aCTRL-SHIFT-変換CTRL-SHIFT-無変換
    109b半角/全角半角/全角
    a-spALT-SPACEALT-SPACE
    s-spSHIFT-SPACESHIFT-SPACE

    If you're using Mac OS X, select 'mac'.

  • FN-F3 (LAYOUT): Select the English key layout.
    FN-F3 outputEnglish key layout
    usQWERTY (US)
    us-dDvorak (US)
    us-cColemak (US)
    jpQWERTY (JIS)
    jp-nQWERTY (Nicola F)
  • FN-F4 (KANA LAYOUT): Select the Japanese Kana key layout.
    FN-F4 outputJapanese key layout
    romaRomaji (The internal Kana input mode of NISSE is not used.)
    nicoNicola (Thumb Shift)
    mtypeM-type
    tronTRON
    stickStickney Next (The internal Kana input mode of NISSE is not used. The input mode of the IME must be set to Kana.)
    x6004JIS X6004
  • FN-F5 (DELAY): Adjust the delay of character keys for a simultaneous hit with shift keys.

    When using with the Nicola (Thunmb Shift) layout, FN-F5 should be set to from 'd24' to 'd48'. Otherwise, set to 'd0'.

    FN-F5 outputDelay
    d00 msec (none)
    d2424 msec
    d3636 msec
    d4848 msec
  • FN-F6 (MOD): Change the modifier key layout.

    Select the layout for SHIFT, CTRL, and other modifier keys. Please refer to Modifier Key layouts for more details.

  • FN-F7 (IME): Select the type of Japanese IME.
    FN-F7 outputIME
    msMS IME
    googGoogle Japanese Input / Mozc
    atokATOK
    applKotoeri / Mac OS X
    The standard Japanese punctuation characters 「」・ can be directly typed with any IME. In the following IME settings, a few more Japanese punctuation characters can also be typed directly:
    FN-F7Additional characters
    goog『』…/(Both ・ and / can be typed directly)
    appl『』〔〕

    Note: By customizing the Romaji table of the Google Japanese Input and the NISSE firmware, you can directly input more Japanese punctuation characters that are used in Nicola layout. As for the firmware, edit the table googleSet[] in KeyboardJP.c:

  • FN-F8 (LED): Select the LED lighting mode in the Japanese Kana mode.
    FN-F8 outputDescription
    lTurn on the left LED. Disable Num Lock LED.
    cTurn on the middle LED. Disalbe Caps Lock LED.
    rTurn on the right LED. Disable Scroll Lock LED.
    l-nShare the left LED with Num Lock.
    c-cShare the middle LED with Caps Lock. (default)
    r-sShare the right LED with Scroll Lock.
    offDisable the Kana LED.
  • FN-F9 (PREFIX): Enable/disable the prefix shift in the Japanese Kana mode.
    FN-F9 outputPrefix shift
    offDisable
    onEnable
    ledEnable (If prefix shit is effective, turn on the corresponding left or right LED.)
    Note: Prefix shift is effective only in the Japanese Kana mode. The prefix shift status can be canceled by typing the corresponding shift key again.
Note: The FN key combinations are same in every key layout.
Note: When the Scroll lock LED is turned on by pressing FN-\ (Scroll lock), the FN key is also locked and FN key combinations are generated without holding the FN key down.

10-key Emulation

When the Num lock LED is turned on by pressing FN-' (Num lock), the right-hand side of the keyboard emulates a 10-key keypad as illustrated below:
10-key emulation 10-key emulation
Pressing the CALC key will launch the calculator application, if your operating system supports the calculator key (USB key code 0xFB).