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« Reply #200 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:01:58 »
How does WASD know if the image is copyright? For their custom caps.. or do they just not care?
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« Reply #201 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:03:54 »
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How does WASD know if the image is copyright? For their custom caps.. or do they just not care?
I think the point is that asking them to make keycaps with trademarked images is a major **** move. It's a tiny company and they probably don't have a full legal team to deal with researching whether or not some obscure-ass glyph is trademarked OR the resulting legal fall-out if they were to be caught producing such caps.

WASD is awesome. I've never had a problem with an order and the shipping is stupid fast (although I live like an hour away, I don't have a car or any good way to get to Milpitas). I'd like it if they stayed in business.
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« Reply #202 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:06:20 »
Fortunately a company like WASD can probably get away with the 'sold a SERVICE' defense and the suit falls through to the customer that bought the service in order to infringe copyright.
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« Reply #203 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:08:01 »
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Fortunately a company like WASD can probably get away with the 'sold a SERVICE' defense and the suit falls through to the customer that bought the service in order to infringe copyright.
Yeah, MAYBE, but I wouldn't count on it as i am not well-versed in copyright/trademark law and they probably aren't either.
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« Reply #204 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 16:15:01 »
A bat signal would be cool.... maybe on backspace or an modifier


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« Reply #205 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:16:52 »
the Bat signal will match the Riddler keycap best....

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« Reply #206 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:27:27 »
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A bat signal would be cool.... maybe on backspace or an modifier


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Better to made it large enough(using multiple keys) and fit in the whole alphabets cluster(may be will have some pixelated/puzzle look).

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« Reply #207 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:32:02 »
While I like the idea of a bat signal, I doubt if SP would do it due to the copyright issue.  Outsource it to China and you shouldn't have a problem.
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« Reply #208 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:38:01 »
I'd love to see a good collection of unix/linux themed ones. Vim/Emacs, FreeBSD, Tux etc.

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« Reply #209 on: Thu, 08 March 2012, 22:44:06 »
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While I like the idea of a bat signal, I doubt if SP would do it due to the copyright issue.  Outsource it to China and you shouldn't have a problem.

Follow my idea above, enlarge the whole logo onto more keys so that on each keys it will not carry any meaning and thus no reason for copyright issue? trollface.jpg\

Though I can't deny that the visual quality and price factor may need to be compromised...
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« Reply #210 on: Sat, 10 March 2012, 01:00:10 »
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That's my favourite logo picture of yours yet. Thanks Ripster :)
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I think this is suitable proof that it needs to be two lines of text. Hmm.

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« Reply #211 on: Sat, 10 March 2012, 06:22:32 »
^ like this?

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« Reply #212 on: Sat, 10 March 2012, 21:06:04 »
does china, aka imsto, make custom double shot keys?
or is he only limited to dye-subbed pbts.
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« Reply #213 on: Sun, 11 March 2012, 22:25:36 »
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Just a little something I'm working on for a poker. I might get this done by WASD... but someday a doubleshot set would be incredible.
Inspiration from the Apple IIc / 'Snow White' design scheme, the Poker fn layout minus a few keys that don't do anything in OS X and some other Apple keyboards.
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« Reply #214 on: Wed, 28 March 2012, 10:09:47 »
These three dyesub would be amazing;
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« Reply #215 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 04:54:56 »
Anyone else in this forum a LOST fan?

I would pay $$$ to get a esc/modifier key with a dharma initiative logo. That TV series seriously made my life 10X much more fun.

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« Reply #216 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 09:11:13 »
I would bite.  Even just one dharma initiative key would be great.

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« Reply #217 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 17:53:40 »
I just found a custom dharma logo via google, I'm just using one to perk up interest - not to say it will be final or what we should use.

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credit goes to damndirtyape, probably would have to ask for permission if this specific logo was to be used.: http://damndirtyape.deviantart.com/art/Dharma-Initiative-OS-51030732

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« Reply #218 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 18:57:50 »
I don't think you'd be able to get that doubleshot at all: No cutter small enough for all the detail. You could maybe get it Dyesubb'd, though. I think I prefer the black on white, anyway.

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« Reply #219 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 19:09:50 »
minus the computer logo in the middle then? A standard dharma sign

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« Reply #220 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 20:07:05 »
Even still, you'd have to have all the edges rounded, as their cutter is only so small. If you want nice trapezoidal edges, you'd have to go PBT dyesub.

This isn't bad, as SP's PBT is much nicer than their ABS. You should see the portal keyset they made for us once.

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« Reply #221 on: Sun, 08 April 2012, 21:30:27 »
DS or not, I would bite on a dharma key if anyone experienced with gb's will IC one :)

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« Reply #222 on: Mon, 09 April 2012, 08:37:10 »
An Unreal Tournament Keycap - yellow on blue:

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« Reply #223 on: Tue, 10 April 2012, 09:57:44 »
I realize this is a trademark and may not be easy to have made, but I would love a TAB key like this:

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« Reply #224 on: Tue, 10 April 2012, 10:00:49 »
Other idea - doubt it has much legs, but a replacement for the W key for all the Weezer fans:

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« Reply #225 on: Tue, 10 April 2012, 12:06:04 »
How about a billy mays capslock keycap, to go with your billy mays program.



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« Reply #226 on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 10:00:50 »
Dice styled Function Row keys?

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« Reply #227 on: Tue, 17 April 2012, 20:12:57 »
Seconding Pokemon keys.
I'd love to have the starter's types and/or a pokeball.  Perhaps they could go on the arrow keys, or any of the other keys that are in sets of 3, or just a ball mod.


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« Reply #228 on: Wed, 18 April 2012, 01:02:57 »
I think we could do a respectable looking Dharma logo, if SP will produce it.  I'd be down.

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« Reply #229 on: Wed, 18 April 2012, 06:21:45 »
Are the line markings on the edges of the dharma logo too detailed for DS? What about Dye subing?

I'm also ok for other LOST themed keycaps, I'm just a sucker for lost.

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« Reply #230 on: Thu, 19 April 2012, 00:53:54 »
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Seconding Pokemon keys.
I'd love to have the starter's types and/or a pokeball.  Perhaps they could go on the arrow keys, or any of the other keys that are in sets of 3, or just a ball mod.

There should be the first gen pokemon starters and maybe more pokemon related stuff in a group buy that Changdrew is going to set up later. The charmander, bulbasaur, and squirtle look quite nice. :3

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« Reply #231 on: Thu, 19 April 2012, 00:55:27 »
Hmm.. perhaps we should sticky this thread.  What do you guys think?
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« Reply #232 on: Thu, 19 April 2012, 01:40:21 »
^ Would be cool, here's where ideas are born!

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« Reply #233 on: Thu, 19 April 2012, 02:02:15 »
What about having greek letters on some keycaps? I don't wean replacing the letters with their greek equivalents, but I think it'd be interesting to have some of them on a dedicated keypad or something. I would totally program an access-IS keyboard to type \mu when I hit the key with that label.

'course this can be accomplished with relegendables, but I rather like the looks of some of the lowercase letters.
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« Reply #234 on: Thu, 19 April 2012, 02:54:34 »
Any chance to get this sticky and add a sort of "Check for Interest"-Poll on the posts?

So our dear GB Makers could see which one is wanted for say, a "most-popular-in-CKID-Thread" Novelty GB?

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« Reply #235 on: Thu, 19 April 2012, 08:27:37 »
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Any chance to get this sticky and add a sort of "Check for Interest"-Poll on the posts?

So our dear GB Makers could see which one is wanted for say, a "most-popular-in-CKID-Thread" Novelty GB?
Something like fb likes or reddit votes (although I really don't see the benefit of a downvote in this case).
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« Reply #236 on: Thu, 19 April 2012, 08:32:14 »
Custom keycap idea, reddit upvote arrow !

Maybe we can still sneak it in the imsto IC, I'll post the idea there.

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« Reply #237 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:48:32 »
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And on 3-14 next year (when GB4 ships) we should do a Pi key.

My, that's awfully optimistic.
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« Reply #238 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:52:01 »
I made a Pi SVG as an idea - I can run with it on the next GB if there is interest.

Ripster can do the Kerning

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« Reply #239 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:53:12 »
I'm interested.

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« Reply #240 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 14:59:56 »
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I made a Pi SVG as an idea - I can run with it on the next GB if there is interest.

Ripster can do the Kerning

That's a good idea -- I'd be in for some pi.

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« Reply #241 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:31:35 »
Thoughts? Colors?

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« Reply #242 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:33:28 »
I think the lines could be a bit thicker. And imo black on white is perfect.

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« Reply #243 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:35:06 »
White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.

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« Reply #244 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:35:15 »
Could do a black on white and a white on black like the Riddler buy....could hurt MOQ a little but more options are good.

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« Reply #245 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:43:13 »
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White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.

I ordered a ABT color ring - should get here in a few days...will look into possibilities.

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« Reply #246 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:48:30 »
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White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.

But… But… We are talking about PI. How could you even imagine a pi which isn't black on white?

On a side note, we could go matrix colors pi (black and green).

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« Reply #247 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 15:50:56 »
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But… But… We are talking about PI. How could you even imagine a pi which isn't black on white?

On a side note, we could go matrix colors pi (black and green).

We have done a lot of black and green lately with the riddler and the alien

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« Reply #248 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 20:14:30 »
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White keys are lame IMO.  White on blue or red would look nice.


I think Pi would look great as creen or blue Dyesub on white :p

I fully support this idea, and will order many.

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« Reply #249 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 23:51:22 »
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My, the Franklin Gothic one is nice.
You know, since I don't have those fonts available, some of them look the same on my web-browser. It would be much more effective to post a screenshot. I suspect the last two are the default font on my web-browser.

Do you mean this font? Linotype has a fancy flash java applet that will let me preview the font, and paste images from:

Franklin Gothic, perhaps?