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Unicomp blue APL set
« on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 19:39:42 »
Hey guys,

I was browsing Unicomp's website today and noticed they offer this APL key set with blue sublegends, which seems like a cool alternative to the standard orange ones:





In fact, the only APL color they're currently showing is blue. I doubt they've actually discontinued the orange—but as you know, they tend to overlook things online. (I understand they have a bunch of products they haven't even made webpages, which you have to order by phone.)

Your choice of 101- or 104-key set, $35 + shipping.

The good news is, since only alphanumeric and punctuation keys have the APL symbols, you needn't use any of their text-legend keys, which are so noticeably different from IBM's/Lexmark's originals. (Did anyone ever figure out why they switched to such an inferior font? They seem to have a general preference for mechanics over esthetics—but why mess with something that looked so good?)
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Re: Unicomp blue APL set
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 19:49:00 »
Well that's just dandy!

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Re: Unicomp blue APL set
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 20:16:42 »
Ain't it? I'd rather tell people about APL sets than eat.
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Re: Unicomp blue APL set
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 20:21:02 »
that retro aesthetic with modern Windows logo keys is kinda weird haha
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Re: Unicomp blue APL set
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 31 May 2018, 19:13:29 »
Gives the blue label case a reason to exist.
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Re: Unicomp blue APL set
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 31 May 2018, 19:36:03 »
that retro aesthetic with modern Windows logo keys is kinda weird haha

That'd be only if you were using them on a 104-key Unicomp board, of course. I was thinking of using them on a classic M. In fact, I've ordered a set for that purpose. This concludes the part of the GF thread where I mention if I've bought the thing myself or not.

Gives the blue label case a reason to exist.

LOL... You could also use them on one of Unicomp's paradoxical blue-logo industrial-gray cases.
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