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by depletedvespene
Yesterday, 14:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 688
Views: 46177

Re: IBM SSK club!

Thanks to a recent, generous donation I've joined the SSK club! :D It's a very nice one; ISO- and bolt-modded. It was originally a '1472, now in ISO UK layout. I'm not normally one for the space-saving team, but I now understand what people like about these; it does have a certain je ne sais quoi. ...
by depletedvespene
Yesterday, 12:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

There's indeed rather little to criticize in the Swedish layout — its only real deficiency is the lack of the backquote (`) and the non-combining tilde (~) and caret (^) characters, the three of which see heavy usage among programmers. Of course, it could be revised to add a select few "new" letter...
by depletedvespene
Yesterday, 02:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

PlacaFromHell wrote:
Yesterday, 01:07
Dude, like... where are you in the video?

Oh, my, PlacaFromHell is a phantom!!! He is typing FROM HELL!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
by depletedvespene
21 Apr 2019, 19:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

Hello again guys. I just wanted to show some pictures about my borderline stealed IBM model F 122. This is what I got first: And this is how is looking right now: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555514970033618958/569234737298931762/IMG_20190420_150213.jpg?width=745&height=559 Lookin' good...
by depletedvespene
21 Apr 2019, 18:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

Type writers did have dead keys. In Spanish, for example, the acute accent key was a key that produced the accent but did not move the carriage, then, after it any key typed was let to be printed under the accent. That was a dead key by definition. While we're at this, one thing that does not cease...
by depletedvespene
21 Apr 2019, 03:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

No, but properly designed layouts do have properly configured diaeresis/umlaut dead key that allows typing the combining code point. I live for the day where Spin̈al Tap demands the Unicode Consortium add the precomposed N̈/n̈ code points. :mrgreen: Compose key for me; except this is my new desktop...
by depletedvespene
20 Apr 2019, 12:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

[…] Indeed. Plenty of the "old" layouts still have the non-combining versions for reasons that were defensible "back in the day", but not anymore... and the layouts don't ever get revised. […] Ahem… 5 of 16 posts in the following thread just 2 weeks ago were yours: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic...
by depletedvespene
20 Apr 2019, 03:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3945
Views: 356619

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I like the Scroll Lock icon. I had a few half-baked ideas on how to do an icon for it, but this one is better than what was inside my brain.
by depletedvespene
19 Apr 2019, 18:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

No, but properly designed layouts do have properly configured diaeresis/umlaut dead key that allows typing the combining code point. This would have been good for other accents as well. Indeed. Plenty of the "old" layouts still have the non-combining versions for reasons that were defensible "back ...
by depletedvespene
19 Apr 2019, 18:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

I guess my "...?" was due to it also being used in various loan-words in English (since English is sort of the magpie of linguistics in that it'll steal anything that's shiny enough) and features words such as façade, but my understanding, admittedly speaking as someone who is a bit crap at languag...
by depletedvespene
19 Apr 2019, 01:19
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Full-size ANSI for now only. I gotta wonder how difficult or easy coming up with new PCB designs that support ISO/BAE/TIE , or differing layouts (TKL, 75%, 60%, 79%, battleships and larger still, numpads, etc.) will be once this first prototype is out..
by depletedvespene
18 Apr 2019, 21:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2074
Views: 98704

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

It is not about one or the other, it is about options. Our plan is to design "keyboards" (not "a keyboard"). But some features - such as "controller on pad card" and "bezel-less layout" will be very difficult or impossible with a curved back-plate. It is possible to make a buckling spring HHKB (abo...
by depletedvespene
18 Apr 2019, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack

Now, THAT is an improper thing to do, darkcruix. You could damage the desk!!!
by depletedvespene
18 Apr 2019, 20:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 425
Views: 31777

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

I know this is a fairly old post, but do let me know if you would want a custom board done in this layout. I have the capability to create something like this, and would love to make something super custom like this! If you have a discord, let me know, and we can start working on something! Are you...
by depletedvespene
18 Apr 2019, 17:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Re:

vometia wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 17:21
Telstar wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 09:28
Yes and instead they put the ç symbol which is used only in French.
Not sure if serious. :/
The c with cedilla (Ç/ç) isn't actually used in Italian (although it IS used in two subnational languages within Italy: Friulian and Franco-Provençal).
by depletedvespene
18 Apr 2019, 12:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

Heh, well I rather meant something like this: when you type a dead key, the editor (using low-level keyboard scanning or something similar) shows the accent on current cursor position, maybe flashing it, or in a different color, and then the cursor is kept as is, not moved; so the user can then typ...
by depletedvespene
18 Apr 2019, 11:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

Type writers did have dead keys. In Spanish, for example, the acute accent key was a key that produced the accent but did not move the carriage, then, after it any key typed was let to be printed under the accent. That was a dead key by definition. Heh, editors *could* do that too ... (I mean, it w...
by depletedvespene
18 Apr 2019, 11:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?
Replies: 71
Views: 3481

Re: Origin of each country's QWERTY keyboard layout?

Type writers did have dead keys. In Spanish, for example, the acute accent key was a key that produced the accent but did not move the carriage, then, after it any key typed was let to be printed under the accent. That was a dead key by definition. While we're at this, one thing that does not cease...
by depletedvespene
16 Apr 2019, 19:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2394

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

davkol wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 19:11
At last but not least,
Xenophobia is the fear and distrust of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.
Shouldn't we talking about xediophobia instead? I mean, this is specifically about layouts...
by depletedvespene
16 Apr 2019, 18:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2394

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

Two words: Vertical stagger. More words: I always found ortholinear funky and awkward, I'm sure some prefer it ergonomically but really it's kinda the lame middle ground between normal horizontal stagger and the superior for ergonomics vertical stagger. Well, it's not that bad when you think about ...
by depletedvespene
16 Apr 2019, 17:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2394

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

Chyros wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 17:01
……… don't make it sound like I'M the weirdo here :p .
Aren't we ALL weirdos here already? :mrgreen:
by depletedvespene
16 Apr 2019, 04:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

abrahamstechnology wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 03:35
Would anyone get mad if I bought all the SKCL Yellows from Taobao and red Sharpie'd them?
Do it if you must. But that won't make you "the cooler Abraham". :mrgreen:
by depletedvespene
16 Apr 2019, 04:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 425
Views: 31777

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Sounds to me that a 75% layout would be the most comfortable for your particular usage and preferences.
by depletedvespene
15 Apr 2019, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2394

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

Cash registers? Wouldn't a keyboard designed for a cash register arrange the numbers in a numpad?

I'm not complaining about the F XT layout anymore, after seeing this. :(
by depletedvespene
15 Apr 2019, 16:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2394

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

davkol wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 15:25
Image

Maybe it serves the original purpose well, but otherwise…
I... uhhhh... WHAT?!?!?!?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

But, hey, not many keyboards have an F0 key. :?


What IS this things original purpose, anyway?
by depletedvespene
14 Apr 2019, 00:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

Laser wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 00:16
Thanks again guys. It was fun while it lasted. Unfortunately...
I'm eagerly waiting for "The 2019 keyboard ASCII art contest" (no kidding)!
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by depletedvespene
13 Apr 2019, 19:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

What?! ¡Booooo... er... I mean... congratulations, mcmaxmcmc!
by depletedvespene
12 Apr 2019, 23:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 425
Views: 31777

Re: Re:

Telstar wrote:
12 Apr 2019, 23:03

I'm gonna test the use a numpad to the left first. I could like it more and in that case I'll do a different layout :)
Be sure to test it out a lot first before actually doing a custom keyboard. I'm in the middle of that these weeks, and some results have been quite surprising.
by depletedvespene
12 Apr 2019, 15:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

Writing is easy. All you do is sit down at a typewriter computer and open a vein.

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by depletedvespene
12 Apr 2019, 13:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 425
Views: 31777

Re: Re:

Not to mention a particular idea of mine of symmetrical half-stepped keys on the bottom row. Imagine, if you will, bottom rows like this: At least, Signature Plastics still lists being able to mould 2.5u keys like the Ctrl keys on Wyse PCE . Those are a tad too large... and I like 'em buckling spri...

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