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Offline megaforce

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #200 on: Wed, 20 February 2019, 15:05:39 »
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Offline briano1905

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #201 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 18:19:27 »
UPDATE:

We got quotes from GMK and The two new added legend will become part of the general GMK keys so we only have to pay a portion of the manufacturing cost

About splitting the base kit into alphas and modifiers, that would bring the manufacturing cost alone up by 20%. So I think we should stick with the original base kit

Currently talking with the vendor and hopefully can get the GB running soon-ish ;)

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Offline pcire

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #202 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 18:28:44 »
That’s great news!
Thanks for the update!

Offline garbo

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #203 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 12:43:14 »
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It was mentioned a few times in this thread before, but have you thought about making those 2.25u and 2.75u spacebars convex? I can't really imagine anyone not preferring them that way.

Offline Lormania

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #204 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 19:38:35 »
I have been putting off buying GMK WoB because of this set so I hope it is going to run in the next couple of months.

Offline vicissitude

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #205 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 21:36:49 »
Good to hear the update.
Let's get going.  :thumb: :thumb:

Offline OracleKev

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #206 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 21:56:20 »
We got quotes from GMK and The two new added legend will become part of the general GMK keys so we only have to pay a portion of the manufacturing cost

About splitting the base kit into alphas and modifiers, that would bring the manufacturing cost alone up by 20%. So I think we should stick with the original base kit

Currently talking with the vendor and hopefully can get the GB running soon-ish ;)
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #207 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 23:00:41 »
UPDATE:

We got quotes from GMK and The two new added legend will become part of the general GMK keys so we only have to pay a portion of the manufacturing cost

About splitting the base kit into alphas and modifiers, that would bring the manufacturing cost alone up by 20%. So I think we should stick with the original base kit

Currently talking with the vendor and hopefully can get the GB running soon-ish ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #208 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 23:30:04 »
if the point is to reduce kit sizes to be minimal as possible, then why are you supporting ISO and 6u and offcenter 6u in base?
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #209 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 04:16:47 »
if the point is to reduce kit sizes to be minimal as possible, then why are you supporting ISO and 6u and offcenter 6u in base?

4 ISO keys cost 2.5 eur.

If there is a 20% price increase in splitting the kits, it's not much, maybe it's worth considering. Standard alphas, with arial font, cost 50 EUR, absolutely not more that that. I don't know if japanese legends are more expensive than arial ones.

Offline Vigrith

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #210 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 08:42:20 »
Do not split. Make the 2.25 and 2.75 space bars in the small kit convex, they have the moulds.

Agree with Remsky in that offcenter 6u is a little silly but the current ISO support is pretty nice, I'd keep that.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #211 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 09:21:27 »
Why not modifiers with text, japanese text?

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Offline jihadu

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #212 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 13:32:35 »
Why not modifiers with text, japanese text?

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Too expensive. New molds often are even on large production sets(like carbon or lazer). This is meant to be a simple cheaper set

Offline _GMK_

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #213 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 14:24:48 »
Why not modifiers with text, japanese text?

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Too expensive. New molds often are even on large production sets(like carbon or lazer). This is meant to be a simple cheaper set

Since the molds are available, can't you write ALT as ちりか?

Offline vicissitude

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #214 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 18:05:08 »
Why not modifiers with text, japanese text?

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Nice picture.  :thumb: :thumb:
I love this idea,despite the expense will be higher.

Offline hhkbp2

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #215 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 06:30:10 »
Why not modifiers with text, japanese text?

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In term of aesthetics, it looks better for japanese only alphas to match the icon only modifiers. Each key has a single legend. It looks simple this way. It will be too busy for the alphas to have both text, japanese legends, however the modifiers keys only have icons.

Since there are several english/japanese alphas keysets, e.g., laser, red samurai, serika, ebpt black japanese, and many more are coming, e.g. striker, etc, but just a few ones with only japanese, e.g. laser kobe, samurai pure Hiragana. I think it makes sense for OP to make this set alpha with japanese only so that it's more special.

As a side effect of only japanese characters playing the role of legends, it becomes some kind of novelties legends for users who don't know/speak japanese. Some colemak/dvorak fans would be happy to buy it too.
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Offline _GMK_

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #216 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 07:06:40 »
Can three of the existing japanese legends fit in a single 1.25 u key? For example on the ALT key.

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Offline OracleKev

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #217 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 07:30:48 »
Can three of the existing japanese legends fit in a single 1.25 u key? For example on the ALT key.

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This layout is gibberish.  ちりか = hiragana keys corresponding to "ALT"  The rest of the mod keys are same.
One above isn't standard layout either.

We should stick with the current icon design.  I don't want layout with broken Japanese on it.  :p

Offline Ouskambou

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #218 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 13:49:04 »
Can't wait for this! :D

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #219 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 16:29:48 »
This is a very cool set. At first I was like "why no dual legends? wheres the numbers?!?" but now I am into the look and could probably get over the lack of legends usability wise. The single legends and icon mods give it a flare compared to what we usually see with GMK.
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #220 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 04:45:52 »
release when?

Offline KawabataLuis

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #221 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 08:57:08 »
How are things going?
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #222 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 12:28:43 »
if the point is to reduce kit sizes to be minimal as possible, then why are you supporting ISO and 6u and offcenter 6u in base?

4 ISO keys cost 2.5 eur.

If there is a 20% price increase in splitting the kits, it's not much, maybe it's worth considering. Standard alphas, with arial font, cost 50 EUR, absolutely not more that that. I don't know if japanese legends are more expensive than arial ones.

Where are you getting those numbers from? Are you getting these numbers from gmk themself or by lookin at previous sets?
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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #223 on: Sat, 23 March 2019, 04:05:23 »
Reaaaally hope this gets made (soon)!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #224 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 13:00:51 »
Any possibility of a stepped caps lock?

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #225 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 14:02:56 »
Any possibility of a stepped caps lock?

It is there. Maybe you are referring to the handbag caps lock?

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #226 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 19:11:32 »
The lack of communication with this great set is kind of sad. So much interest was put into it. I hope it's soon and not pushed back because of all the recent gmk buys..

Offline Ouskambou

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #227 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 19:18:16 »
It would be great to have an update

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #228 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 19:45:52 »
... NVM

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #229 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 23:35:09 »
pls..

Offline Nvmbra

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #230 on: Tue, 09 April 2019, 13:56:42 »
Is the kit already final or would it be possible to add the command and alt icon keys Apple and the HHKB use like they have in the GMK Burgundy Icon Modifier Kit?

Offline Ouskambou

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #231 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 12:52:52 »
Briano please

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #232 on: Sat, 13 April 2019, 19:26:17 »


May just be a coincidence

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #233 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 17:21:15 »
does anyone know anything about this?

Offline Ouskambou

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #234 on: Tue, 23 April 2019, 15:16:10 »
does anyone know anything about this?

I joined GMK Minimal since I wasn't sure if this one would ever be made. :(

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #235 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 11:22:51 »
In for 40%!
Stuff takes time to out together, so fingers crossed it happens!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #236 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 11:35:17 »
In for 40%!
Stuff takes time to out together, so fingers crossed it happens!

That’s not the point. The lack of communication on any progress you think is being made is the problem.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #237 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 15:26:19 »
Any news?

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #238 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 22:56:52 »
Any news?

kbdfans gave up because it is troublesome for china to import.

Im looking for new vendors for this set

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #239 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 02:02:36 »
Talk to MyKeyboard.eu. Love those guys!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #240 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 03:18:46 »
Talk to MyKeyboard.eu. Love those guys!

Thanks for the suggestion, actually mykeyboard.eu just join the team :p

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« Reply #241 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 03:19:43 »
Talk to MyKeyboard.eu. Love those guys!

Thanks for the suggestion, actually mykeyboard.eu just join the team :p

now looking for NA, ASIA and OCEANIC vendors

I might have had something to do with that.  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #242 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 03:31:03 »
Talk to MyKeyboard.eu. Love those guys!

Thanks for the suggestion, actually mykeyboard.eu just join the team

now looking for NA, ASIA and OCEANIC vendors

I might have had something to do with that.  :D
Might be worth contacting dailyclack.com for an Australian vendor?

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #243 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 04:45:03 »
+1 for Daily Clack! Phatty is awesome and has been doing an amazing job proxying for us folks way down this side of the world!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana -- vendors wanted
« Reply #244 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 05:42:57 »
Talk to MyKeyboard.eu. Love those guys!

Thanks for the suggestion, actually mykeyboard.eu just join the team

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana (40% kit?)
« Reply #245 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 06:17:57 »
Might be worth contacting dailyclack.com for an Australian vendor?

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+1 for Daily Clack! Phatty is awesome and has been doing an amazing job proxying for us folks way down this side of the world!

As an Australian I have to agree :)

DailyClack.com will be covering ASIA and OCEANIC region

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana -- US proxy wanted
« Reply #246 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 07:40:10 »
+1 for DailyClack!

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana -- US proxy wanted
« Reply #247 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 08:05:11 »
Kinda sad that kbdfans didn't get into this. As a Brazilian, it would be quite easier for me, but either way, happy this is still alive, will keep an eye for updates.

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Re: [IC] GMK WoB Hiragana -- US proxy wanted
« Reply #248 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 08:46:11 »
novelkeys all day for US proxy

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[IC] GMK WoB Hiragana -- Coming Q3 2019
« Reply #249 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 12:52:36 »
+1 on novelkeys

I’m glad this is actually happening :))