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April 5th, 2012

Legend design is done!  Some minor changes will be applied to make it perfect!  Picture below:



Signature Plastics’ font selection is limited.  It has been brought up through many group buy discussions that it would be good if we could make custom keycaps with a font that is very close to the original Cherry font.  We know this is possible through creating moogle kit keycaps and the result has been fantastic.  

What’s been stopping us from making a full set of keycaps with a font similar to the original Cherry font is the cost of creating the legends.  legend fee is $45 per keycap.  It is a lot of money to get a full set of legends made.  Luckily, a few new legends have already been made through the recent moogle kit group buy (Shift, Control, Alt, Windows, menu, Esc).  

To get the rest of the legends made, a few regular keycap group buyers and forum members are teaming up to start an “Adopt a Cherry keycap” project.  People can now adopt a keycap by pledging to pay for the legend fee for the adopted keycap.  The resulting legends from this effort will be available to any future group buy.  We will maintain a list of “parents” and their adopted keycaps so the community can recognize the “parents’” contribution.  If you choose to support this effort anonymously, we will respect that.   You can adopt one keycap, you can adopt many keycaps.  

If you are interested in joining this effort, please post here to let the thread know which keycap you are adopting.

Separately, we are also interested in asking organizers of new keycap group buys to add a small fee to each set to contribute to this effort.  This will benefit everyone in the community. Will these organizers’ help, we can get to our target much sooner.  


NEWS FLASH!!!

At the same time, we are auctioning the naming right to this Cherry Legend font.  If you win this Cherry Legend will be referred to as "YOURNAME Cherry Legend font".  

You will be famous! You name will be in the keyboard history book (or a wikipedia page)!


We will close this auction when all keys are adopted.
 
Current naming right high bid is $120 from Sherryton!

 

If you want to bid silently, please PM me.

Hope you will participate.

Update:  In less than 24 hours, we have most of the key legends adopted.  Only a few keys left, come join us to make this Cherry legend effort a reality!
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 June 2012, 15:17:29 by litster »

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all keys have been adopted.  If people back out, I will update again.  If you want to adopt legends that are orphaned, keep an eye on this thread.

The auction for the naming right of this set is still going.  Please keep your bids coming!
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 June 2012, 15:19:14 by litster »

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3, 8, F, J, Delete have adopted parents already.  Will update list above.

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How much to adopt an L?
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How much to adopt an L?

LOL Could I adopt the A?
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So is someone going to actually hold donations? Or is this just a place holder until all the legends are covered?

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R (Reload)

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How much to adopt an L?

Hahahahahahhahahaha

How did I know :P
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So is someone going to actually hold donations? Or is this just a place holder until all the legends are covered?

I think it should happen like a group buy. When all legends are adopted, then $ collection will commence.
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How much to adopt an L?

so fitting.


if the legends are at 10 each.

i'll adopt

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if more than that, just D
« Last Edit: Wed, 07 March 2012, 19:25:01 by demik »
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Second post updated.  Think we should add the accented characters too?

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F5 is mine.

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i can adopt the spacebar.
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i can adopt the spacebar.

Wonderful!  Spacebar is the most expensive of all, accounting for half the cost of the full set!  Thank you!

LOL!

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I'd like to buy a vowel.

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People, any interests in adopting the naming right to this Cherry Legend font, so from now on this Cherry Legend is referred to as "YOURNAME Cherry Legend font"?

We could auction the naming right it to the highest bidder.  You will be famous!  You name will be in the keyboard history book (or a wikipedia page)!

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Ill take EW if its 10-15 each
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id like to name it "WhiskerBox needs a Retro L Cherry Legend font"
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Quote from: litster;538353
People, any interests in adopting the naming right to this Cherry Legend font, so from now on this Cherry Legend is referred to as "YOURNAME Cherry Legend font"?

We could auction the naming right it to the highest bidder.  You will be famous!  You name will be in the keyboard history book (or a wikipedia page)!

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Fantastic idea. Count me in for G and 5 for the moment.

Depending on price could be more.

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I'll take G and H.

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Show me a B!

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Quote from: dfxdx;538378
I'll take G and H.

Sorry dfxdx, guilleguillaume got G just ahead of you.  Do you want to pick another key?

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'=+', '1','2','9'and'0' please = ) Don't know If i can afford these...But I'll be putting any money I make from extras from my set towards this. = )
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Pause/Break, please.  INT1Bh FTW!

list updated up to post 30 (rknize).  Also, 3rd post has info and current high bid for the naming right!

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I will adopt the "S"

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A few people said they would adopt if it is $10.  I don't think it will be $10 per key.  I wouldn't count on it anyway.  It is probably going to be more.  

Hashbaz, tsangan, or anyone who has done new legends, how much will it be?  Could you check with SP about the legend cost?  Thanks.

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People, any interests in adopting the naming right to this Cherry Legend font, so from now on this Cherry Legend is referred to as "YOURNAME Cherry Legend font"?

We could auction the naming right it to the highest bidder.  You will be famous!  You name will be in the keyboard history book (or a wikipedia page)!


Thats funy. Like naming stadiums. Not a bad idea though if someone wants to drop some cash. THis is taking off pretty quick. Now getting all the .svg's made. That may take a year.

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I'll adopt "T"

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Quote from: litster;538444
A few people said they would adopt if it is $10.  I don't think it will be $10 per key.  I wouldn't count on it anyway.  It is probably going to be more.  

Hashbaz, tsangan, or anyone who has done new legends, how much will it be?  Could you check with SP about the legend cost?  Thanks.

i believe tsangan said they quoted him 10 each for 87 legends
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As soon as the whole legend is ready, do you comit to organising a group buy for DS sets?

I am adopting F10!

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Heck, once the legends are done, I'll run a GB of whatever the people want me to. I'll also take Q.
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I edited and wanted '1','2','9' and '0' as well. Could I be obliged, or is this too many?

= 3
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Dude, it's your money.  :)
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Quote from: alaricljs;538498
Dude, it's your money.  :)

It is. But at the same time others can donate for them as well. Don't want to rob them of something they want. I already called dibs on one.
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I say people snag whatever keys possible. When all keys are pledged have a 14 day deadline to collect all pledges. Any remaining keys after that would go back up for grabs.
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But who holds the money while the SVGs are created?
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But who holds the money while the SVGs are created?

Thread starter?

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But who holds the money while the SVGs are created?

Why does the money need to be paid before the SVG's are made. Will probably take a while for them to be made.

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I'll adopt "Scroll Lock" for my good old KVM switcher key

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Ripster you should adopt "|\"

That would be fun!

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Put me down for a "Z" then. :smile:



Oh what the hell..  might as well make it X, Y, Z. lol
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Quote from: litster;538444
A few people said they would adopt if it is $10.  I don't think it will be $10 per key.  I wouldn't count on it anyway.  It is probably going to be more.  

Hashbaz, tsangan, or anyone who has done new legends, how much will it be?  Could you check with SP about the legend cost?  Thanks.

Quote from: demik;538466
i believe tsangan said they quoted him 10 each for 87 legends

Typical cost is $35 per legend, $45 if it's complex (seems likely none of these will be).  tsangan quoted $10 as a volume discount for doing them all at once, but I forget if that was something he got first-hand from Melissa or just read somewhere.
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Quote from: litster;538444
A few people said they would adopt if it is $10.  I don't think it will be $10 per key.  I wouldn't count on it anyway.  It is probably going to be more.  

Hashbaz, tsangan, or anyone who has done new legends, how much will it be?  Could you check with SP about the legend cost?  Thanks.

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I'd put it in my pipe and smoke it.

Have you guys checked with the Koreans or Sixty yet?  That keyboard didn't just magically happen and last time you tried to replicate Cherry you were close...

But no cigar.

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tsangan said he'd tried and failed to get permission from the kbdmania guys to use their legends.  He even offered them money.  I don't know about sixty though.  What legends does he own?  Also it's my understanding that the Koreans' font was not a Cherry replica.  Is that accurate?

As for the RGBY legends, I think that's about as close as we can get, for the modifiers at least.  Getting subtleties like the the variation in thickness in the 'h' in Shift is just not possible given SP's limitations.