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Offline BigLeageChew

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« Reply #100 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 12:29:15 »
Very nice. How does the color compare to GMK Striker?

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« Reply #101 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 13:38:20 »
I know this thread has gone cold. Any updates? Is this set still moving forward? I hope so, because I love it and want to see it made.

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« Reply #102 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 04:57:03 »
Very, very nice looking set. GL!


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« Reply #103 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 07:43:41 »
Boardwalk compatibility would look dope with 1.5u Katakana mods.

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« Reply #104 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 08:08:45 »
Yeah, I loved this set when the IC first went up, so I hope it's not dead!

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« Reply #105 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 22:27:21 »
From the Project Keyboard Discord:
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Next thing to do will be a nice deskmat, maybe an Artisan (Rama?), and maybe even ortho support.

I am still working on an exact GB date. The plan is to launch in April. Not sure about that date yet since I don‘t want another similar themed keyset at the same time.

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« Reply #106 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 23:27:30 »
Did not find a link to the discord channel for this, but it would be awesome to get an update here from the host of the IC/GB.

Also, just shamelessly bumping to get Ortho Traditional Kit some more attention :)

Only want my hands on this kit!

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« Reply #107 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 14:41:56 »
Any chance of renders on a silver board?

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« Reply #108 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 15:21:31 »
Did not find a link to the discord channel for this, but it would be awesome to get an update here from the host of the IC/GB.

Also, just shamelessly bumping to get Ortho Traditional Kit some more attention :)

Only want my hands on this kit!

You can follow along in the Project Keyboard Discord (this link expires in one day): https://discord.gg/H7n5JT

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Re: [IC] GMK Masterpiece | Stay tuned!
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 15:17:18 »
Kits update!

I am back! Sorry for the lack of updates in past months. I had to decide which option would be the best to implement the Katakana mods into the base kit without going too far with the number of new molds. So here they are


Kits

バリュー VALUE



クラリティ CLARITY



プレサビング PRESERVING



What has changed?
I changed the font. The Katakana are now more rounded to match the latin counterpart better. They look like they came straight from GMK.
I've also implemented the most requested change and put the Katakana mods into the base kit while I've created a new kit for the beloved icon mods. I've also added basic Ortho and 40s staggered support to the spacebar kit, since this was also quite often demanded.

And good news for all canadians: https://deskhero.ca will also join us to our party  ;D


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« Reply #110 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 16:05:50 »
Thanks for the update!! Any estimate on the GB?

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« Reply #111 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 16:13:49 »
Thanks for the update!! Any estimate on the GB?

Not exactly yet, but after the quote from GMK, I will set the GB date. Estimated date right now is April/May

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« Reply #112 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 17:43:38 »
the preserving kit could use a r2 kanji esc, r2 1u kanji backspace, and a r2 1u icon backspace.
« Last Edit: Fri, 28 February 2020, 17:52:25 by CodeMayhem »

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« Reply #113 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 20:12:39 »
the preserving kit could use a r2 kanji esc, r2 1u kanji backspace, and a r2 1u icon backspace.
There's no kanji in the rest of the set though.... I think you mean katakana?
« Last Edit: Fri, 28 February 2020, 20:14:26 by psxndc »

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« Reply #114 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 21:13:06 »
Thanks for the update!! Any estimate on the GB?

Not exactly yet, but after the quote from GMK, I will set the GB date. Estimated date right now is April/May

Take your time!

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« Reply #115 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 00:18:19 »
I know that this is a long shot, but would you consider having a 1.5u Shift key? After seeing the layout of the Evolv keyboard, it really makes the difference having all the nav cluster aligned that way.
Either way, I am looking forward to this keyset!

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« Reply #116 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 05:19:37 »
the preserving kit could use a r2 kanji esc, r2 1u kanji backspace, and a r2 1u icon backspace.
There's no kanji in the rest of the set though.... I think you mean katakana?

yes

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« Reply #117 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 05:22:40 »
Thanks for the update!! Any estimate on the GB?

Not exactly yet, but after the quote from GMK, I will set the GB date. Estimated date right now is April/May

I would say may at the soonest. Bushido is running in April, running then would make some ppl have to choose.

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« Reply #118 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 06:35:28 »
the preserving kit could use a r2 kanji esc, r2 1u kanji backspace, and a r2 1u icon backspace.

I know you aren't 100% satisfied with my decision for Ortho support, but it is impossible to consider all wishes without to go overboard with the keys, molds, costs etc. I had of course do to some compromises otherwise there is no other solution. The reason why I didn't add a separate Ortho/40s kit is because of the usual low numbers and the vendors have to buy them out. But overall, I appreciate your interest :thumb:

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« Reply #119 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 06:38:16 »
Kits update!

I am back! Sorry for the lack of updates in past months. I had to decide which option would be the best to implement the Katakana mods into the base kit without going too far with the number of new molds. So here they are


Kits

バリュー VALUE

Show Image


クラリティ CLARITY

Show Image


プレサビング PRESERVING

Show Image


What has changed?
I changed the font. The Katakana are now more rounded to match the latin counterpart better. They look like they came straight from GMK.
I've also implemented the most requested change and put the Katakana mods into the base kit while I've created a new kit for the beloved icon mods. I've also added basic Ortho and 40s staggered support to the spacebar kit, since this was also quite often demanded.

And good news for all canadians: https://deskhero.ca will also join us to our party  ;D

Should the Alt be アルト instead of オルト?

EDIT: Nice touch on the function keys!
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 February 2020, 06:41:04 by rondg »

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« Reply #120 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 06:52:10 »
Sorry if this has been asked already. But is the white ws1?

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« Reply #121 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 06:53:07 »
Kits update!

I am back! Sorry for the lack of updates in past months. I had to decide which option would be the best to implement the Katakana mods into the base kit without going too far with the number of new molds. So here they are


Kits

バリュー VALUE

Show Image


クラリティ CLARITY

Show Image


プレサビング PRESERVING

Show Image


What has changed?
I changed the font. The Katakana are now more rounded to match the latin counterpart better. They look like they came straight from GMK.
I've also implemented the most requested change and put the Katakana mods into the base kit while I've created a new kit for the beloved icon mods. I've also added basic Ortho and 40s staggered support to the spacebar kit, since this was also quite often demanded.

And good news for all canadians: https://deskhero.ca will also join us to our party  ;D

Should the Alt be アルト instead of オルト?

The english Alt key is an abbreviation for Alternate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt_key). And with the japanese phonetic spelling you pronounce it as an o instead of an a.


I know that this is a long shot, but would you consider having a 1.5u Shift key? After seeing the layout of the Evolv keyboard, it really makes the difference having all the nav cluster aligned that way.
Either way, I am looking forward to this keyset!

This set will use OG cherry arrows, and the modifier keys will be centered like in the render. They should make a straight line without ruining the aesthetics of that beautiful board. Don't worry, the legends won't be out of place at least in my opinion

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« Reply #122 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 07:03:33 »
Thanks for the update!! Any estimate on the GB?

Not exactly yet, but after the quote from GMK, I will set the GB date. Estimated date right now is April/May

I would say may at the soonest. Bushido is running in April, running then would make some ppl have to choose.

Yeah, I am aware of biip's set. And since I don't want to rival with his set, I lean to launch the GB in May. Good point!

Sorry if this has been asked already. But is the white ws1?

It hasn't been asked. You are correct, the white is WS1.

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« Reply #123 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 07:14:53 »
This set will use OG cherry arrows, and the modifier keys will be centered like in the render. They should make a straight line without ruining the aesthetics of that beautiful board. Don't worry, the legends won't be out of place at least in my opinion

Sorry for the confusion. I was actually talking about the spacing of the nav cluster on a 75% keyboard. Please see pics for reference  ;D

Typical detached nav cluster: https://imgur.com/a4YMdgS


Evolv-style detached nav cluster: https://imgur.com/1VKa1It
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 February 2020, 07:17:01 by rondg »

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« Reply #124 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 10:56:09 »
Excellent update.

The only small detail I'd point out is the lack of a white-on-blue vertical ("ISO") Enter in the Clarity kit, which would force the use of the blue-on-white one if going with an all-icons style.

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« Reply #125 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 11:03:56 »
not the biggest fan of the nav cluster icons, but still very nice

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« Reply #126 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 11:52:18 »
Subjective question: This would be easy to pair with an e-white board but if I were to pick blue, what shades go well with the Masterpiece?

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« Reply #127 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 12:56:06 »
One minor question/request: the 1u blue Enter key in the Preserving kit is the only Enter key without a white counterpart. Was that intentional?

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« Reply #128 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:15:09 »
I suggest dropping the various R1 1u backspaces. Generally speaking, it's a seldom used key and dropping it will help save keys across a couple of kits.

Also, what's the R1 1u dash-inside-of-dotted-box supposed to be?
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:29:33 by constexpr »

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« Reply #129 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:26:15 »
Also, what's the R1 1u dash-inside-of-dotted-box supposed to be?

It's for long vowels: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/katakana.html#part2

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« Reply #130 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:28:41 »
It's for long vowels: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/katakana.html#part2

And where is that key supposed to be located on a board? I don't see it anywhere else in the set, so I'm wondering if it's a key that could be dropped.
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:47:40 by constexpr »

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« Reply #131 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:44:58 »
Looks like in traditional Japanese keyboards it's next to a 1u delete/backspace key
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 February 2020, 13:49:28 by psxndc »

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« Reply #132 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 16:35:02 »
Excellent update.

The only small detail I'd point out is the lack of a white-on-blue vertical ("ISO") Enter in the Clarity kit, which would force the use of the blue-on-white one if going with an all-icons style.

I assumed most people would rather use the blue on white than the white on blue enter. If that's really what you are looking for, I will consider it and add them

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« Reply #133 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 16:37:41 »
Subjective question: This would be easy to pair with an e-white board but if I were to pick blue, what shades go well with the Masterpiece?

The "bluest" blue you can get  :D

Jk I will release the blue colour when the GB starts, and then I can assist you to pick the right blue.

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« Reply #134 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 16:52:19 »
I suggest dropping the various R1 1u backspaces. Generally speaking, it's a seldom used key and dropping it will help save keys across a couple of kits.

Also, what's the R1 1u dash-inside-of-dotted-box supposed to be?

As psxndc already explained it, I included all keys for a proper ISO Japanese layout. That's the theme for this set, so I won't likely drop them.

The practical use of these 1u keys is for HHKB layout and other layouts with a divided backspace.

Here is an older render as example




One minor question/request: the 1u blue Enter key in the Preserving kit is the only Enter key without a white counterpart. Was that intentional?

Yes that's intended. I thought that would look a bit out of place because of the smaller 1u key. If you don't like it this way I will consider it
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« Reply #135 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 17:13:10 »
As psxndc already explained it, I included all keys for a proper ISO Japanese layout. That's the theme for this set, so I won't likely drop them.

The practical use of these 1u keys is for HHKB layout and other layouts with a divided backspace.

Here is an older render as example

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You're missing a ロ key.

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« Reply #136 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 20:18:09 »
not the biggest fan of the nav cluster icons, but still very nice
+1

The nav cluster icons look so out of place with the whole base kit

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« Reply #137 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 20:30:09 »
not the biggest fan of the nav cluster icons, but still very nice
+1

The nav cluster icons look so out of place with the whole base kit

I think it looks fine with the base kit.
This might require new tooling and will affect cost?
Also, text might not fit 1u keys.

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« Reply #138 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 20:36:52 »
Will buy a set of there are latin alphas

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« Reply #139 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 23:15:43 »
Subjective question: This would be easy to pair with an e-white board but if I were to pick blue, what shades go well with the Masterpiece?

The "bluest" blue you can get  :D

Jk I will release the blue colour when the GB starts, and then I can assist you to pick the right blue.

Thanks, looking forward to it! Also, that icon for Pause/Break looks like a nice Esc replacement  :)

Edit: I also noticed that the blue icon for Esc is not in any of the sets. Is this intentional?
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 February 2020, 23:19:12 by lush_bunny »

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« Reply #140 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 01:33:43 »
One minor question/request: the 1u blue Enter key in the Preserving kit is the only Enter key without a white counterpart. Was that intentional?

Yes that's intended. I thought that would look a bit out of place because of the smaller 1u key. If you don't like it this way I will consider it

I don't want my voice to be the deciding factor here, but after looking at the white escape and white ISO enter render, I'm ok without it. It was just something I noticed. Thank you for considering the feedback!

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« Reply #141 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 16:51:25 »


Small change on the Clarity kit. I added the blue missing keys because I don't want to force users to use a specific colour

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« Reply #142 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 21:04:11 »
Don't know if this has been asked or not, but is there any plans for Rama / Deskmat for this set?

Thanks!

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« Reply #143 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 21:19:46 »
Looks really nice. Love it. Will there be a novelty kit?

Also, may we know the meaning of each modifier?  :)
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« Reply #144 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 22:01:11 »
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Small change on the Clarity kit. I added the blue missing keys because I don't want to force users to use a specific colour

Looking forward to April/May.

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« Reply #145 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 04:42:40 »
Don't know if this has been asked or not, but is there any plans for Rama / Deskmat for this set?

Thanks!

Sure there are, I‘m actually working on it. They will be available in the GB

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« Reply #146 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 05:42:54 »
Looks really nice. Love it. Will there be a novelty kit?

Also, may we know the meaning of each modifier?  :)

I don‘t have any plans to add a novelty kit because I think it really doesn‘t need it. This will also be certainly better for your wallet I guess haha

The modifier are english terms transliterated in the japanese phonetic spelling. The japanese language uses many loanwords (gairaigo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gairaigo), most of them are of english origin. Loanwords are usually written in Katakana, that‘s why we use Katakana here instead of Hiragana and Kanji

Control コントロール kontorooru
System システム shisutemu
Alt オルト oruto
Shift シフト shifuto
Enter エンター entaa
Backspace バックスペース bakkusupeesu
Caps キャップス kyappusu
Menu メニュー menyuu
Tab タブ tabu
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« Reply #147 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 07:16:05 »
Looks really nice. Love it. Will there be a novelty kit?

Also, may we know the meaning of each modifier?  :)

I don‘t have any plans to add a novelty kit because I think it really doesn‘t need it. This will also be certainly better for your wallet I guess haha

The modifier are english terms transliterated in the japanese phonetic spelling. The japanese language uses many loanwords (gairaigo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gairaigo), most of them are of english origin. Loanwords are usually written in Katakana, that‘s why we use Katakana here instead of Hiragana and Kanji

Control コントロール kontorooru
System システム shisutemu
Alt オルト oruto
Shift シフト shifuto
Enter エンター entaa
Backspace バックスペース bakkusupeesu
Caps キャップス kyappusu
Menu メニュー menyuu
Tab タブ tabu

What is the R4 1u key just below the ISO enter in the main kit? Is that the equivalent 'Fn' key?

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« Reply #148 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 07:33:15 »
What is the R4 1u key just below the ISO enter in the main kit? Is that the equivalent 'Fn' key?

You probably mean that symbol that looks like a mouth: ロ. That’s the japanese 'ro'. It’s used for ISO layouts and for Alice layouts and acts as an additional B. The FN key is the メニュー key. And the 1u counterpart is this little guy here


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« Reply #149 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 08:58:20 »
Love the blue on this set, but Japanese-only keys makes this hard for me. Did you ever consider an add-on kit with latin alphas or duo language caps?