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MiTo
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MiTo
Jan 17, 2017
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To make things easier and more appealing for everyone, while still remaining true to the design vision I have, I came up with the Betas kit.
1 - If you like corner legends visuals you should select Alphas + TEXT Modifiers;
2- If you like center legends visuals you should select Betas + ICON Modifiers;
The Alphas kit will be manufactured with the custom typeface inspired by Univers, Mongoose, Kizo, etc.
The Betas kit will be manufactured with the standard XDA dye-sub font.
This is a Betas kit mockup I've put together for representation only, alignment, scale, etc. was not a thing.
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Some compromises will have to be made, I can't possibly please everyone and make center text modifiers (or corner icon modifiers) as well because it would triplicate the size of this group buy. I' trying to balance things even as much as I can to make you happy without running away from the initial idea. I added a disclaimer to the bottom of the Betas kit so you can clearly see that it's designed for the ICONS modifiers. The alphas kit we currently have on the drop page is meant to be used with TEXT modifiers.
Are we going in the right direction, with this new option?
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Jan 17, 2017
Vira
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Jan 17, 2017
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I still like the corner legends on this set. The centre legends are good too.
Jan 17, 2017
Vigrith
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Jan 17, 2017
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As long as I'm still able to buy the regular corner alphas to pair them with icon modifiers then all is well by me. Centre legends do not appeal to me with this particular theme at all but I can see why opinions may differ.
Jan 17, 2017
MiTo
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MiTo
Jan 17, 2017
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Nice! Good to know, having options won't hurt.
Jan 17, 2017
donutcat
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Jan 17, 2017
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I do like this since it should please everyone concerned about alignment. I'm assuming that since the numpad mods aren't included in the Betas kit that they are going to be included in the text and icon mod packs as corner and center aligned options?
Jan 17, 2017
MiTo
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MiTo
Jan 17, 2017
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Icons on the numpad are still center aligned, all icons in this set are center aligned. Long icons on 1u keycaps can't be corner aligned and that's a design limitation...
This is what the numpad kit looks like now:

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Jan 17, 2017
Vigrith
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Jan 17, 2017
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Indeed, no harm done. I think the versatility you've achieved here is commendable; though I am far from a fan of the "you've done this categorically wrong even though I'm not really aware of your basis behind the choice" stuff I've been seeing here and there because design is design and being patronizing toward someone's work whose clearly gone through immense detail to complete something remarkable, community feedback always helps better gauge what the people want and I appreciate the fact you allow leniency when it comes to your work. I do hope everyone that likes the idea/colours/etc manages to find a combination to their liking which is one of the core strengths of the set and XDA in general.
Oh and on the subject of XDA, I wonder how they cope with per key LED lighting - they seem thick enough to be completely opaque but that's usually not the case, I think I just need to ditch key LEDs and go exclusively with either none or just underglow at this point.
Jan 17, 2017
jonscotty
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Jan 18, 2017
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JEEEZUS the centered legends :O
Jan 18, 2017
Elrick
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Jan 18, 2017
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Agreed the Corner aligned is extremely unique in this Key-set and very few manufacturers do it.
Center aligned is extremely common, so no point repeating it constantly. Besides every other profile has it which includes all the SA and DSA range made by SP.
Jan 18, 2017
Vira
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Jan 18, 2017
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Exactly what I have to mind regarding centred legends. Couldn't of said it any better.
Jan 18, 2017
jantari
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Jan 18, 2017
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I like the lowercase legends of the alphas kit, it's just that you have to align them 100% correctly, just like you did in the betas kit. In your latest pictures the j and g keys are still not 100% aligned for example. Other keys are off too like b (the bottom part is too short) and i (the bottom line is too short and the dot is too far down because of it)
Jan 18, 2017
Vira
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Jan 18, 2017
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Beauty lies within imperfections
Jan 18, 2017
omgthisnoise
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Jan 18, 2017
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I like the centered version a lot, it fits perfectly with the icon mods.
Jan 18, 2017
Trollstrong
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Jan 18, 2017
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This is awesome. After further thought I was slightly concerned about how the centered icons would work with the corner legends (And I really love the icons). Very excited about this!
Jan 18, 2017
astroooo
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Jan 18, 2017
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I would have preferred a centered numeric-numpad option to go along with the centered Betas, but still a good kit - thank you
Jan 18, 2017
Daed
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Jan 24, 2017
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Every rubber dome I've ever used has top left legends.
Jan 24, 2017
Elrick
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Jan 25, 2017
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You have the normal left aligned key-sets like BSP and GMK but they use all upper case lettering here with the traditional Cherry Font.
This design by MiTo uses all lower case which is far more appropriate since most people communicate online and in reports, with lower case lettering and never with all Upper case lettering (unless you're shouting and screaming at some one).
I've never seen left aligned, lower case lettering before, is what I meant to say ; )
Jan 25, 2017
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