Re: Changing the Dreamcast Keyboard Language
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:25 am
247 wrote:I have bought a french keyboard too, seller didn't know it was french or so he said back then...
The keyboard is a really hit and miss, on european games i have the azerty layout, on usa ones i have the qwerty one, and this is very tedious, more than that, the azerty layout is a real pain (guess french can say the same about qwerty xD ). Lots of times is even a pain to look for symbols because they change from eu to jap to usa and i can never remember where are they (and they are often needed in italian)
Other than that i can say at last it still works better than a pad to write and at least it do the job online...
Oh, big thanks for chiming in! Sad to hear about the constant keyboard layout changes but this makes me even more confident that the jumpers I found could be responsible for changing the layout. If in fact the layout changes for you based on games, etc. It would indicate to me that the keys are _not_ physically remapped in any way and instead the keyboard is only reporting to the Dreamcast: "hey, I'm French yo, thanks!".
I'll post some pictures soon. And perhaps even try it out in the evening, if it works it's a really simple fix (but requires soldering) and you could basically swap your keyboard layout between US/German/Italian/Spanish/French, even install a switch if you're fancy .