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Offline frosty

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What kind of layout is this?
« on: Thu, 11 December 2014, 19:09:28 »
Seen on a pencil sharpener haha

Offline quovadis123

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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 11 December 2014, 19:19:58 »
Not sure. I guess it's a random arrangement of keys.
By the way, it seems it looks like this typewriter.  ;)

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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 11 December 2014, 22:11:48 »
Renington

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Offline SonOfSonOfSpock

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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 12 December 2014, 00:40:53 »
It's missing some keys too!

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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 12 December 2014, 04:41:22 »
:D

Nice little pencil sharpener. Unfortunalely it's missing the row of keys with DGHMRTY on. It's "random letters" layout, as quovadis123 said, popular with the illiterate and blind. Also appreciated by desktop supplies companies, like Renington. Also note the 0.5x stagger between all rows, very avant-garde and quite controversial when it was released due to the physical impossibility of getting the levers under the keys to to not interfere with each other, resulting in "BLACK" being printed as "B5L8A9CK7" when it didn't simply jam halfway through a word.
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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 12 December 2014, 11:37:14 »
And here I was thinking it was part of a alien layout. Silly me

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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 12 December 2014, 11:43:13 »
And here I was thinking it was part of a alien layout. Silly me

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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 19 December 2014, 07:22:10 »
Not sure. I guess it's a random arrangement of keys.
Not at all.  The "Renington" layout, created in 1896 by Marc-Yves Renington, was
an influential, if little-known, alternative to the QWERTY layout made popular by
Sholes and Glidden some twenty years earlier.  Following a bitter divorce with his
frst wife, Renington created the layout as a gift for his new wife, Rita; using
the layout it would simply not be possible to create divorce papers for the couple.

The layout itself required the use of "Renington Standard English", where untypable
words were replaced with synonyms; unfortnately, the lack of typable synonyms for
"owing", "due" or "paid" made it unpopular with accounting secretaries, and the simple
fact it was impossible to type "Renington" made it impossible for companies, once they
had committed to Renington's machine, to order more of the machines, and the Renington
Typewriter Manufacturing Company went broke in early 1897.

Renington killed his wife and hanged himself using a copy ribbon (ironically enough,
an Underwood ribbon ripped from a Crandall machine).  Their two children,
Fsalk and Ncpoi, survived.

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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 21 December 2014, 12:37:54 »
Not sure. I guess it's a random arrangement of keys.
Not at all.  The "Renington" layout, created in 1896 by Marc-Yves Renington, was
an influential, if little-known, alternative to the QWERTY layout made popular by
Sholes and Glidden some twenty years earlier.  Following a bitter divorce with his
frst wife, Renington created the layout as a gift for his new wife, Rita; using
the layout it would simply not be possible to create divorce papers for the couple.

The layout itself required the use of "Renington Standard English", where untypable
words were replaced with synonyms; unfortnately, the lack of typable synonyms for
"owing", "due" or "paid" made it unpopular with accounting secretaries, and the simple
fact it was impossible to type "Renington" made it impossible for companies, once they
had committed to Renington's machine, to order more of the machines, and the Renington
Typewriter Manufacturing Company went broke in early 1897.

Renington killed his wife and hanged himself using a copy ribbon (ironically enough,
an Underwood ribbon ripped from a Crandall machine).  Their two children,
Fsalk and Ncpoi, survived.

What a wonderful piece of typewriter history.
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Re: What kind of layout is this?
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 21 December 2014, 18:58:31 »
snip

10/10 Hilarious, would read again