Re: emulating keyboards with more keys

From: Stephan Stiller <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:20 -0800

Those are good ideas. (This doesn't solve it for desktop computers, but
then the manufacturers of external keyboards clutter their products with
superfluous extra junk keys. But such extra keys use extra scancodes; I
don't know whether Fn generally has an associated scancode.)


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:

> In my opinion, most keyboards today include a "Fn" key which is used to
> offer extra keys, notably on notebooks where keyboards are not infinitely
> extensible. Those manufacturers are assigning some Fn+Key functions for
> their own use, but most Fn+Key combinations are not used and should be
> programmable to offer the missing keys.
> At at least all keyboards with a Fn key should offer a Fn+Key mapping for
> the few common extra keys found in International keyboards with more than
> 101 keys, in a non-locking state (to be used with another separate keytroke
> sequence with Ctrl/Alt/Shift/Capslock+another base key)
> Keyboards are not enough programmable, and keyboard drivers on most OSes
> also don't offer this easy customizability by users (MSKLC on Windows is
> too technical, and not officially supported in its existing 1.4 version
> running in .Net 4, it should be integrated in the OS itself, with a simple
> remapping interface)
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