Key Table: EuroBraille Esytime



  • The cursor routing keys are the small, round buttons just behind the braille cells.
  • RoutingKey1 means pressing a cursor routing key once (a single click).
  • RoutingKey2 means pressing a cursor routing key twice quickly (a double click).
  • The four keys below the left joystick, from top to bottom, are: L1, Escape, Tab, Shift.
  • The four keys below the right joystick, from top to bottom, are: L5, Insert, Alt, Control.
  • Some key combinations have been reserved for internal use:
    • LeftJoystickDown: the Alt key
    • LeftJoystickPress: the Alt key pressed twice in a row
    • LeftJoystickDown + RightJoystick(Right/Left): enable/disable braille functions
    • LeftJoystickDown + RightJoystick(Up/Down): switch to internal/external (Esytime/PC) USB interface
    • LeftJoystickDown + L1 + Escape: switch to single-hand braille keyboard 1
    • LeftJoystickDown + Shift + Tab: switch to single-hand braille keyboard 2
    • LeftJoystickDown + Insert + L5: switch to standard (two-hand) braille keyboard
    • RightJoystickPress: the Enter key
    • RightJoystick(left/right/up/down): the Arrow Left/Right/Up/Down key

Default Bindings

Special Modes

  • enter/leave help display: L1+RightJoystickUp
  • enter/leave command learn mode: L1+RightJoystickDown
  • enter/leave preferences menu: L1+RightJoystickPress
  • enter/leave status display: LeftJoystickDown+RightJoystickPress
  • set display mode attributes/text: LeftJoystickUp+RightJoystickPress
  • set screen image frozen/unfrozen: L5+RightJoystickUp
  • describe character:
    • RoutingKey2
    • RightJoystickPress+RoutingKey1
  • show current date and time: L1+LeftJoystickPress

Cursor Functions

  • go to screen cursor: L1+L5
  • go back after cursor tracking: LeftJoystickPress+RightJoystickPress
  • bring screen cursor to character: RoutingKey1
  • bring screen cursor to current line: L5+LeftJoystickPress

Vertical Navigation

  • go up one line: LeftJoystickLeft
  • go down one line: LeftJoystickRight
  • go to top line: LeftJoystickLeft+RightJoystickPress
  • go to bottom line: LeftJoystickRight+RightJoystickPress
  • go up to nearest line with different content: LeftJoystickLeft+RightJoystickUp
  • go down to nearest line with different content: LeftJoystickRight+RightJoystickUp
  • go up to nearest line with different highlighting: LeftJoystickLeft+RightJoystickDown
  • go down to nearest line with different highlighting: LeftJoystickRight+RightJoystickDown
  • go up to first line of paragraph: LeftJoystickLeft+RightJoystickRight
  • go down to first line of next paragraph: LeftJoystickRight+RightJoystickRight
  • go up to previous command prompt: LeftJoystickLeft+RightJoystickLeft
  • go down to next command prompt: LeftJoystickRight+RightJoystickLeft
  • go up to nearest line with less indent than character: LeftJoystickUp+RoutingKey1
  • go down to nearest line with less indent than character: LeftJoystickDown+RoutingKey1
  • go up to nearest line with different character: LeftJoystickLeft+RoutingKey1
  • go down to nearest line with different character: LeftJoystickRight+RoutingKey1

Horizontal Navigation

  • go backward one braille window: L1
  • go forward one braille window: L5
  • go backward skipping blank braille windows: L5+LeftJoystickLeft
  • go forward skipping blank braille windows: L5+LeftJoystickRight
  • go to beginning of line: L5+LeftJoystickUp
  • go to end of line: L5+LeftJoystickDown
  • go left one character: L1+LeftJoystickLeft
  • go right one character: L1+LeftJoystickRight
  • place left end of braille window at character: LeftJoystickPress+RoutingKey1

Clipboard Functions

  • start new clipboard at character: RightJoystickLeft+RoutingKey1
  • append to clipboard from character: RightJoystickUp+RoutingKey1
  • linear copy to character: RightJoystickRight+RoutingKey1
  • rectangular copy to character: RightJoystickDown+RoutingKey1
  • insert clipboard text after screen cursor: L5+RightJoystickPress
  • search backward for clipboard text: L1+LeftJoystickUp
  • search forward for clipboard text: L1+LeftJoystickDown
  • save clipboard to disk: L5+RightJoystickRight
  • restore clipboard from disk: L5+RightJoystickLeft

Configuration Functions

  • set autorepeat on/off: L5+RightJoystickDown
  • set text style 6-dot: LeftJoystickUp+RightJoystickUp
  • set text style 8-dot: LeftJoystickUp+RightJoystickDown
  • set track screen cursor on/off: LeftJoystickUp
  • set screen cursor visibility on/off: LeftJoystickUp+RightJoystickLeft
  • set attribute underlining on/off: LeftJoystickUp+RightJoystickRight