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Offline Dirty Bint

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Convert Filco Tenkeylss USA Layout To UK layout ?
« on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 04:30:47 »
Hi,

Is it possible using replacement keycaps to convert the Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless USA layout to a UK layout?

If I bought a USA layout, are there Fillco Majestouch UK keycaps available from the 105 key UK version of the Majestouch to carry out the conversion or would there be some mechanical or software issues with this proposal?

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Offline sixty

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Convert Filco Tenkeylss USA Layout To UK layout ?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 05:38:33 »
In theory it would be possible, but probably never worth it. The work involved in this is crazy. Since the switches are mounted on a metal plate, you would have to cut new holes into the metal place for the new switch and two new stabilizatiors. After that you would have to drill the PCB to make mounting holes for the new switches. While doing this you would naturally damage the existing circuit and would have to fix it on the broken parts by manually bridging the circuit with wires. And then there is still the problem to find fitting keycaps..

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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 16:27:33 »
Hi Dirty Bint.
Sixty has summed that up better than I could.
UK Tenkeyless is going to happen. Just not in the next few months.

Offline Dirty Bint

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 16:40:36 »
Bruce,

Thx for the info re the future availability, one customer here, ready & waiting.


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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 12 April 2010, 14:36:21 »
Watch this space Dirty Bint. I'll post as soon as I have anything positive to report.

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 13 April 2010, 13:44:48 »
Better be quick or the Filco may be blown away by lowpoly's "miniguru" keyboard.
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Offline Brian8bit

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 16 May 2010, 23:13:37 »
Long time lurker, first time poster. Just registered to voice my interest in the ten keyless Filco in a UK layout. I saw in this thread Bruce mention not much happening until closer to Christmas, any further update or is the position still the same?

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 17 May 2010, 04:30:04 »
Still planning to get to work on this this year. Christmas is still a realistic aspiration - as the politicians say.