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Offline nolsia

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[IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kitting Update
« on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 00:11:11 »


KAT Neapolitan

♪ ♩ I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! ♩ ♪

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Neapolitan offers two distinct configurations with its colorway.
la mode, meaning fashionable, is a diagonal pattern that is reminiscent of classic Neapolitan ice cream.
Meanwhile, sundae reworks the colorway into a more typical keycap configuration, assigning vanilla to all of the alpha keys.




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Base Kits



These Base Kits are designed to provide compatibility for some of the most popular 60/65/75/TKL layouts.
Please be aware that these Base Kits will not provide compatibility as extensive as separate Alphas/Mods/F-Row kits.


Alphas

la mode
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sundae
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Mods

Icons
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Text & Icons
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F-Row
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Numpad

la mode
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sundae
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Additional Layouts

Ergodoxian Mods
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Staggered 40s Mods
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Ortholinear Mods
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QAZ Kit
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Spacebars Kit
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Language Support

UK + Terminal ISO
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NorDe la mode
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NorDe sundae
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Novelties

Coming soon!



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Ikki68 Aurora by Wuque Studios ' la mode' Base Kit



Nemui by Bachoo 'sundae' Alphas + Text/Icon Mods



Maja by Vulcan ' la mode' Alphas + Text/Icon Mods + Spacebars Kit



Candybar by TheKey.Company 'sundae' Alphas + 40s Mods + 'sundae' Numpad





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Deskmats

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Vendors

NA: Vala Supply
CA: Ashkeebs
EU: My Keyboard
UK: Protozoa
CN/AS: zFrontier
SEA: iLumKB
OCE: Daily Clack



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Collabs

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Interest Check Form

If you are interested in purchasing KAT Neapolitan, please consider filling out the Interest Check Form!
If you see anything missing, want to suggest a collab, or have any advice for me whatsoever, I'd love to hear from you.


Socials

If you would like to get in touch with me, the best way to do so would be to DM me on Instagram @smolsia
Additionally, consider joining my new discord server, where we can discuss all things Neapolitan-related!






Questions & Concerns Addressed

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Why aren't your legends center-aligned?
✿ Because I do not like center-aligned legends.

Why does your shift look like control?
✿ When I decided to take on this project, I decided very early on that I would be providing custom legends.
This includes icons. My goal was to establish a design language that remained cohesive, made sense, and
reflected my own self. These were my results. At the end of the day, they look nice and functionally remain the same.

Why didn't you provide text mod support for 40s?
✿ There are only so many kits that I can include with this set. As much as I would love to offer every kit possible,
that is just infeasible. Throughout this project, I have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback
regarding my custom icons. As a result, I decided to offer icon mods over other options (blanks/text).
I apologize to those of you who are unhappy with this decision.

Why doesn't the QAZ kit support ' la mode'?
✿ I have found that the 1.25u P makes the ' la mode' design look really ugly with a 6.25u Spacebar.
No matter how many solutions I tried, the overall design would have weird seams and/or
unbalanced flavors. While the diagonal pattern looks good with the split spacebars, I do not
think this justifies including an additional ≥9 keys to an already great looking kit.

Can you make a kit without Strawberry/Vanilla/Chocolate? I only like the other flavors!!!
✿ No, that's not Neapolitan.


Special Thanks To

♡ All of my degenerate friends for supporting this project from the very beginning. I love you guys. :pamwavy:
♥ My SO for amazing encouragement, working on language kitting with me, and helping me write up this IC.
♡ Honorless, Alas, and the rest of the RingerKeys fam for all the valuable feedback and expanding my brain.
♥ DrHigsby and Cylent for pointing me in the right direction when it came to 40s kitting.
♡ Adi for all the late night support talks and guiding me through IC!
♥ NoPunIn10Did for all of your incredible advice and feedback! You really helped me improve this set!
♡ ImperfectLink for providing the world with Keyboard Render Kit.


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« Last Edit: Fri, 01 October 2021, 18:32:09 by nolsia »

Offline nolsia

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 00:12:24 »
For the latest sneak peeks and updates, consider joining my discord server: https://discord.gg/6h93QvGab4

Change Log:

8/9/2021

Vendors announced
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Base Kits Added keys to better support HHKB layouts. Removed redundant keys.
Added R4 1u Pipe, R4 1u Tilde ( la mode only), R1 1u Function.
Removed R4 1u Backspace, R2 Page Up, R1 Page Down

Ortholinear Mods Added more chocolate keys to better provide 5x12 la mode support.
Added: Raise, <, L, :, P
Removed: Blank keys

UK ISO Improved organization. Added a missing key.
Added: sundae ~ #
Fixed: < >

NorDe Kits Complete overhaul of both kits. They are now dedicated alpha kits instead of add-ons. NorDe users can no longer purchase Base Kits.
Added: Keys to support Estonian and Faroese keyboards.
Fixed: color mistakes and < >
« Last Edit: Mon, 09 August 2021, 19:45:55 by nolsia »

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 00:13:48 »
Good job! It was great seeing this come together with such speed and quality. Those icon mods are amazing as well. GLWIC and my wallet is ready for some a la mode!
Also reserved or w/ever

Offline NieZi

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 00:23:17 »
Can't wait to see how this will turn out! Great Job nolsia!

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 04:48:09 »
In the wise words of my partner; "if you buy that set I'm going to lick it."

Excellent job. I can't wait to see how this progresses, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 07:03:43 »
This has no business looking this good.
I like it.

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 08:01:04 »
oh baby these icons
thanks for alpha tilde

Offline Minahctrl

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 08:24:31 »
omg yes 😻

Offline BeatsNRice

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 08:40:37 »
loveeeeee it this is so cute!!

Offline Mr Chrome

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 10:25:47 »
Im also a fan of non-centered legends on KAT. And the icons? :thumb:

Surprised both la mode and Sundae work so well here. Its a shame I have a blue case coming, or I would definitely consider it.
This plastic rectangle is alright. The plastic rectangles on top of it, though...

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 11:34:22 »
Ayyy congrats on getting this to IC nolsia, looking straight fire...or should I say cold? I really love the detailed work put into this set, GLWIC! :thumb:

Offline Desert

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 12:16:38 »
Wow I actually really dig this set with non centered legends! Congrats I actually really want to see novelties!

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 18:02:32 »
Going to get some out of the freezer, to find that someone (me) has eaten all the chocolate and vanilla, leaving a column of untouched strawberry...- The American Experience.

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 18:29:22 »
Going to get some out of the freezer, to find that someone (me) has eaten all the chocolate and vanilla, leaving a column of untouched strawberry...- The American Experience.

This is me, but with leaving chocolate

Offline Frayne

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 19:42:28 »
Always appreciate the inclusion of the ortho kit!  :thumb:
I did a quick edit to check on the kits and I think you are missing a chocolate key for that juicy a la mode support 0:


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Offline nolsia

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 20:16:15 »
Always appreciate the inclusion of the ortho kit!  :thumb:
I did a quick edit to check on the kits and I think you are missing a chocolate key for that juicy a la mode support 0:
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https://imgur.com/a/MCeojcm

Hey there! Thank you so much for pointing this out to me. I'll take a closer look at the Ortho kitting and revise it to provide proper ' la mode' support for 5x12 Ortholinear keyboards! Expect to see it in the next update!

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 02:05:58 »
this is such a lovely set, the custom legends and icons look great! excited to see the novelties :D

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 05:29:56 »
wow, this with Neapolitan Ice Cream Switches will be thematic af.

Offline nolsia

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 11:01:42 »
this is such a lovely set, the custom legends and icons look great! excited to see the novelties :D

If you would like to see novelty designs before they're officially announced, I plan to post them in my Discord server!

wow, this with Neapolitan Ice Cream Switches will be thematic af.

I totally agree! Have you tried the switches yourself? I've heard they're pretty good!

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 13:19:41 »
Cute set, I really like it! GLWIC nolsia  :D

Offline Acedia

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 15:17:35 »
Those left aligned legends, you have my thanks & my wallets curses.
Looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing those novelties & deskmats! ♥

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 18:56:29 »
Looks great! Mod legends especially, great to see a set with a theme so well executed. GLWIC :thumb:!

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 08:50:12 »
Really interested in this one. GL with IC

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 23:12:19 »
This is super cute! Looking forward to seeing the novelties!!





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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 05 August 2021, 19:55:20 »
Really happy to see this set! Thank you for putting in the effort! I'm new to the hobby, but for a few months now I've really been wanting a Neapolitan keycap set since it's my favorite ice cream and it's a really fun set of colors. Previous searches of mine for a Neapolitan set brought up old forum posts that look like they went nowhere, and trying to figure out how to set this all up myself was way too daunting. So glad I came across this today! GLWIC!


Offline nolsia

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kit Updates
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 09 August 2021, 19:50:33 »
This is super cute! Looking forward to seeing the novelties!!

Thank you! If you haven't already, consider joining the discord server. I'll be posting novelty and deskmat drafts there before anywhere else.

Really happy to see this set! Thank you for putting in the effort! I'm new to the hobby, but for a few months now I've really been wanting a Neapolitan keycap set since it's my favorite ice cream and it's a really fun set of colors. Previous searches of mine for a Neapolitan set brought up old forum posts that look like they went nowhere, and trying to figure out how to set this all up myself was way too daunting. So glad I came across this today! GLWIC!

Reading this warms my heart. I'm so glad that the work I do makes people like you happy. Welcome to the hobby. <3

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 10 August 2021, 08:13:12 »
wow, this with Neapolitan Ice Cream Switches will be thematic af.

Anybody made an ice cream sandwich-shaped board yet? I want the whole package lmao

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kitting Update
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 11:17:17 »
Very excited about this - I've been waiting for a KAT set to try for a while, and this will be my first purchase.

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kitting Update
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 18:05:21 »
The icon mods are all perfect!! Especially the arrow keys. Can't wait to see the eventual novelty kit, too!

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kitting Update
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 18:11:31 »
Base kits include ISO enter but seem to be missing the extra R1 and R2 keys for terminal coverage.

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kitting Update
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 06 September 2021, 02:33:07 »
this set looks really cool! super keen

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kitting Update
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 10 September 2021, 02:31:57 »
I went to Safeway the other day and specifically looked for Neopolitan ice cream so that I could take a picture of it and say something witty like "KAT Neopolitan found in the wild at exclusive safeway release:. Unfortunately, I was not able to find it. I thought I should let you know.

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Re: [IC] KAT Neapolitan | Vendors Announced + Kitting Update
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 12:02:52 »
hehe wholesome... cant wait for all the Neopolitan ice cream celebrations when the group buy happens