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[IC] GMK Arabian Sea | NorDeUk Kit & Spacebars Update
« on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 16:48:41 »
Welcome to GMK Arabian Sea IC Thread




“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”


Arabian Sea is a part of Indian Ocean that bounded on the north by Pakistan, Iran, and the Gulf of Oman.
On the west by the Gulf of Aden, Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Peninsula
It is also has been an important marine trade route since the era of the coastal sailing vessels from possibly as early as the 3rd millennium BCE.
This southern coastal route past the rough country in the southern Arabian Peninsula was significant,
and the Egyptian Pharaohs built several shallow canals to service the trade, one more or less along the route of Suez Canal,
and another from the Red Sea to the Nile River.
Today Arabian Sea remains a huge part of trade routes for a lot of ships.

This beautiful keycap set dedicated to my tremendous love for arabic world, ships and sea



Sea has not one color, but many


To note: Colors i want to achive in this set is pretty tricky in terms of tone and tint
and some of you may see it differently due to phone screen / monitor settings and even more different due to
render lightning and shadows, i hope its understandable



All renders done by Kekaiyo#6050


I hope you like who you see, im planning it to be a DOUBLE-SHOT (including arabic sublegends) keycaps

UK-ISO is not possible in this kit due to arabic sublegends


Latin Base is finally here!

Latin Base with UK-ISO support in the base


Due to IC Form feedback there is been a complete novelties redesign to compliment Arabian Sea theme
 I hope you will like it as much as i do, ISO support hasn't been forgotten


Full Alice/Arisu support, Manila, and upcoming Type-K with 3U spacebars.
Updated with accent alice-type spacebars


I know there is not nearly enough support for you guys these days and i could not let myself to leave you on the beach
So come aboard pilgrims, alhough i don't use 40% myself i think this kit features almost everything you need
Please let me know if there is anything else you want to add or change


Separated numpad kit due to reducing base kit's
more information can be found in updates section spoiler down below


This kit is for all of my international friends who have asked for it, i hope you like it!




Still in the sea




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Updates:

[05/18/21] — IC Posted
[05/25/21] — TGR Jane V2 CE Renders Added
[06/01/21] — Latin Base revealed / Kitting changes / Numpad Kit

More
Now Latin Base is officially a part of GMK Arabian Sea keycap set, it features full ISO-UK support
as well as a new kitting

1) IC Form feedback shown that 82% users don't need numpad in base kit and i can't argue with that
Moving numpad to separate kit will allow us to reduce price which is a great thing, especially with Arabic Base
I will try to make a good price for a numpad so it should be approximately the same price (updated base + numpad kit)
as if you would buy a base kit with numpad in it.

2) 2.00U Shift has been added to both bases

3) R1 pipe is now in alpha color

[06/18/21] — Novelties Redesign
[07/09/21] — NorDeUk Kit & Spacebars Update
« Last Edit: Tue, 03 August 2021, 03:45:18 by KucherenkoZZZ »

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 16:56:30 »
Cool stuff. GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 16:58:42 »
ok I dont hate this

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 16:59:36 »
As an Arabic person, the font destroys my brain...
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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 17:00:44 »
Hi, I have some feeback about kitting:
Base:
_ The R1 pipe key next to F13 should be in alpha color.
_ Stepped caps lock, Scroll Lock and Num Lock should be all in one-line to be consistent with other nav keys.
_ Please add a 1.25u Fn key to the base kit since you don't have any or rename the 1.25u Menu key to 1.25u Fn.

Novelty:
_ I think the novelty should strengthen the theme of the set hence I propose having sea-related images as novelties instead of word.

Spacebars:
_ Mod color space bars are the least popular in the community, please consider replacing these mod color bars to alphas and accent colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 17:01:22 »
Not too big of a fan of the text novs,  consider removing the mod bars, need more board renders

Otherwise GLWIC, not a bad set

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 17:07:11 »
As an Arabic person, the font destroys my brain...
same.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 17:10:51 »
Hi, I have some feeback about kitting:
Base:
_ The R1 pipe key next to F13 should be in alpha color.
_ Stepped caps lock, Scroll Lock and Num Lock should be all in one-line to be consistent with other nav keys.
_ Please add a 1.25u Fn key to the base kit since you don't have any or rename the 1.25u Menu key to 1.25u Fn.

Novelty:
_ I think the novelty should strengthen the theme of the set hence I propose having sea-related images as novelties instead of word.

Spacebars:
_ Mod color space bars are the least popular in the community, please consider replacing these mod color bars to alphas and accent colors.

Will change the pipe and 3U spacebars to alpha color but alice spacebars should have a mod-colored option because i like how it looks on my alice
Scroll and Num will remain the same, i love OG front-print legends on these mods
As i said previously i've tried numerous options regarding novelties and all of them are basically making a set heavily overloaded due to arabic subs

Thanks for the feedback i appreciate this


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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 17:14:35 »
As an Arabic person, the font destroys my brain...
same.

I wanted something unusual to compliment the theme and this font is the best i could find in "Arabic" style letters
Feel free to suggest a replacement

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 17:17:00 »
I love the colors and the overall theme. Can't wait to sea more board renders.
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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 17:34:40 »
At least the novelty idea wasn’t hammerhead sharks.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 19:04:08 »
At least the novelty idea wasn’t hammerhead sharks.
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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 19:08:22 »
this set has some promise! definitely need more Arabic sets running. echo the calls for more board renders, but looking forward to seeing where this goes. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 19:36:03 »
this set has some promise! definitely need more Arabic sets running. echo the calls for more board renders, but looking forward to seeing where this goes. GLWIC!

Thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 20:33:42 »
gmk solarized dark

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 22:37:48 »
Where's the green

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 23:39:51 »
as an arab, your banners are depleting my already negative brain cells.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 00:13:48 »
as an arab, your banners are depleting my already negative brain cells.
Is this the equivalent of when people use "Chinese"-looking fonts like this: https://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=201 ?

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 01:37:08 »
a7a

Looks like pulse arabic, in hammerhead inversed. Mitos arabic needed fixing before you can proceed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 01:47:47 »
ummm  gmk hammerhead.?

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 02:30:20 »
I'm in  :thumb:

Offline KucherenkoZZZ

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 03:30:02 »
ummm  gmk hammerhead.?

Not quite, but i was afraid that people will compare these two. First of all the colors are different if you look closely you can see that his "navy" alphas are almost black color when mine is certainly navy. Second is the alpha color and mine choice is a lot "blueish" so to speak, teal color is different too because TU2 has more blue/light blue in it rather than green.
But the main difference is the theme and this set is all about arabic in the first place, latin base is just an extension for those who want to have latin alphas.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 03:36:54 »
Where's the green

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 03:55:28 »
Finally, a GMK set with Arabic sub legends :D

Offline KucherenkoZZZ

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 09:22:17 »
Finally, a GMK set with Arabic sub legends :D

Thank you, arabic subs is basically the idea why i wanted to create this set, highly underrated legends compared to weeb if you ask me

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 14:00:28 »
whats the side print on Pause and Prt Sc?

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 14:08:12 »
whats the side print on Pause and Prt Sc?

Its "SysRq" on Print and "Break" on Pause, the same thing like on GMK WOB

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 16:10:39 »
gmk solarized dark

Not sure I entirely agree, but thesiscamper didn't come up with the solarized colorway to begin with: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarized_(color_scheme)
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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 19:18:00 »

Love the colours!
« Last Edit: Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:20:34 by Tomn »

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 02:26:43 »
Please add R4:Tilde/GraveAccent/ذ or at least R4:Pipe/Backslash
Icon mods please.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 04:50:34 »
Please add R4:Tilde/GraveAccent/ذ or at least R4:Pipe/Backslash
Icon mods please.

R4? Never seen it in R4 may i ask where are you gonna use it?

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 06:29:15 »
Hi, are you fixated on icon + text mods? If not, can you consider icon mods? Will look cleaner given that the alphas are quite busy with the arabic sublegend. Otherwise I like this set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 06:48:45 »
Hi, are you fixated on icon + text mods? If not, can you consider icon mods? Will look cleaner given that the alphas are quite busy with the arabic sublegend. Otherwise I like this set!

Hey there! Yes, icon+text are pretty much set in stone for this. I'll try to explain this..
I've tried all the options (icon/icon+text/text) and tbh i love icon mods over icon+text in general but in this particular case it doesn't work
Your are right about busy alphas but on the other hand when we are making icon mods it creates sort of "imbalance" when alphas is still busy and mods are minimalistic as possible

To avoid this imbalance i choose to go with icon+text

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 08:13:08 »
Where's the green
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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 11:54:04 »
Please add R4:Tilde/GraveAccent/ذ or at least R4:Pipe/Backslash
Icon mods please.

R4? Never seen it in R4 may i ask where are you gonna use it?
On 60% Tilde/GraveAccent/ذ is replaced by ESC. But on ISO layout there is one more key available, to the right of left 1.25U shift. That is why I'm asking for R4 keys. R4:Pipe/Backslash is a standard one, non-R1 ذ I've seen so far only on KAT Monochrome as R2 (R3 in GMK numbering) so it seems non-R1 ذ is very rare. Please add at least R4:Pipe/Backslash - not perfect solution but still will help (R4:ذ would be perfect).

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 12:38:10 »
Please add R4:Tilde/GraveAccent/ذ or at least R4:Pipe/Backslash
Icon mods please.

R4? Never seen it in R4 may i ask where are you gonna use it?
On 60% Tilde/GraveAccent/ذ is replaced by ESC. But on ISO layout there is one more key available, to the right of left 1.25U shift. That is why I'm asking for R4 keys. R4:Pipe/Backslash is a standard one, non-R1 ذ I've seen so far only on KAT Monochrome as R2 (R3 in GMK numbering) so it seems non-R1 ذ is very rare. Please add at least R4:Pipe/Backslash - not perfect solution but still will help (R4:ذ would be perfect).

Ah, R4 Pipe/Backslash is actually in the kit but in R3 row, it's just a mistake that will be fixed when i'm gonna release updated kitting

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 19:19:54 »
OEM profile renders, and what arabic sub molds are you using?
 

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 19:39:02 »
OEM profile renders, and what arabic sub molds are you using?
Would like to know too, are you planning a pad print? if so do you have an svg made >.> kinda want an arabic sub svg

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 21:52:28 »
as someone that purchased hammerhead, i don't really see the similarity everyone sees as one is like turquoise and this is aqua. im not a huge fan of the novs but i would definitely get a base set 😊

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 23:11:30 »
This is clean... and the sub legends to top it off wow

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 04:24:37 »
OEM profile renders, and what arabic sub molds are you using?
Would like to know too, are you planning a pad print? if so do you have an svg made >.> kinda want an arabic sub svg

OEM profile renders, and what arabic sub molds are you using?

I'm planning this be a double-shot (if this is possible and price will be reasonable) including arabic sublegends as i've already mentioned in the main post
I believe the person who did the renders does have svg for each legend.
Molds question is open at the moment. I know that a long time ago MiTo paid for arabic molds for arabic pulse add-on but it lacks arabic subs on numbers R1 row
I'll get update on that after i speak with GMK
« Last Edit: Tue, 25 May 2021, 17:38:04 by KucherenkoZZZ »

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 06:25:50 »
as someone that purchased hammerhead, i don't really see the similarity everyone sees as one is like turquoise and this is aqua. im not a huge fan of the novs but i would definitely get a base set 😊

Thank you for noticing that!

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 10:16:56 »
As an Arabic person, the font destroys my brain...

Dude this hurts to read, but I love the effort!
I drowned in those ocean eyes.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 22:56:46 »
Would definitely be interested if it was a different profile. GMK is everywhere. KAT, KAM, DSA would definitely garner my interest.





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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea | TGR Jane V2 CE Renders
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 25 May 2021, 12:10:34 »
Update: TGR Jane V2 CE Renders Added
« Last Edit: Mon, 31 May 2021, 04:39:17 by KucherenkoZZZ »

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 12:23:13 »
Would definitely be interested if it was a different profile. GMK is everywhere. KAT, KAM, DSA would definitely garner my interest.

Thanks for interest but im having a hard time imagining a sublegends on KAT/KAM or DSA profile, i mean i saw a great wave renders but it's pretty far in terms of quality for these profiles from GMK

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea | TGR Jane V2 CE Renders
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 13:12:06 »
Dang any plans for non Arabic font regular alphas as base kit

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea | TGR Jane V2 CE Renders
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 13:18:43 »
Do you think it's possible to run it with ePBT ? The lead time is huge, 16 months for some kits and haven't been delivered. And 160 keysets in the queue..

i don't know if they do have arabic subalphas but anyways i'll join i think.

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea | TGR Jane V2 CE Renders
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 22:31:56 »
I think you made the right call going with icon + text mods.  Love the set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Arabian Sea | TGR Jane V2 CE Renders
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 18:20:41 »
The font is really weird especially using the letter 'ي' (ya) as an S just makes no sense to me. I appreciate the rise of Arabic GMK sets but idk.