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Offline axiosjackson

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How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« on: Sun, 25 May 2014, 23:31:17 »
I have a Poker II and have been looking into replacing the Win and Space keys. Can anyone give me exact specs of the keycaps or a link to a website that sales keycaps that would work?

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 25 May 2014, 23:34:41 »
any OEM profile 1.25x and 6.25x R1 keys

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 25 May 2014, 23:45:50 »
any OEM profile 1.25x and 6.25x R1 keys

Thank you kind sir.

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 May 2014, 23:59:45 »
any OEM profile 1.25x and 6.25x R1 keys

Sorry, but will a 6.2x key work for the 6.25x R1? Sorry, I am really new to this.

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 00:00:59 »
any OEM profile 1.25x and 6.25x R1 keys

Sorry, but will a 6.2x key work for the 6.25x R1? Sorry, I am really new to this.

6.2x I think may work, but there will be a slightly larger gap between the keys

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 00:57:07 »
are you talking about keys from signature plastics?

they call 6.25x as 6.2x in their system.
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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 07:59:57 »
any OEM profile 1.25x and 6.25x R1 keys
For SP, row 1 is the top row, for other vendors it is the bottom row. The numbering differs between keycap vendor. Cherry/GMK and Topre use letters instead. See http://deskthority.net/wiki/Keyboard_profile#Numbering

Signature Plastics' does not have OEM profile. You could get them at WASD Keyboards.
SP's is slightly lower and the bottom row keys have a more acute angle.
« Last Edit: Mon, 26 May 2014, 08:04:58 by Findecanor »
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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 13:11:10 »
Actual 6.2x will not work with a 6.25x board. The stems are spaced differently.

SP 6.2x is actually 6.25x.
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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 28 May 2014, 11:06:45 »
any OEM profile 1.25x and 6.25x R1 keys

Sorry, but will a 6.2x key work for the 6.25x R1? Sorry, I am really new to this.

6.2x I think may work, but there will be a slightly larger gap between the keys

there will be a little more gap between your caps if use 6.2

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 28 May 2014, 11:08:08 »
I don't know why they call it 6.2x, but it's not noticeably different from any other 6.25x spacebar that you're used to. Every SP set that fits that layout comes with that spacebar.

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 28 May 2014, 12:02:01 »
Perhaps this key caps' reference will be of some help. Of course,
the one key-cap size missing is the space bar. So it goes. This is
a general reference guide. Some of my keyboards differ from the
general reference below.
« Last Edit: Wed, 28 May 2014, 12:03:46 by aref »

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Re: How to determine correct keycap sizes?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 28 May 2014, 14:07:15 »
Perhaps this key caps' reference will be of some help. Of course,
the one key-cap size missing is the space bar. So it goes. This is
a general reference guide. Some of my keyboards differ from the
general reference below.

what is up with PLUS and ENTER on the right? always assumed they were 1x2.25 rotated.