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by inautilus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

Possible way to go with Menu Keys ... that is visually direct, easy to identify, clean, and more importantly ... uncluttered . In fact, this 'context' method could also be employed to group keys within the same family of operations/functions. HP 28S Calculator - Menu Keys.jpg HP 28S - Menu Key Teatm...
by inautilus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

Thank you Dani! No worries, I've got plenty of toes ... Ha, Ha :D
The main thing is to keep the ball moving down the field !
Jaymos, you've got the ball ... can't let anyone get in your way ... you're on a roll.
by inautilus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

Yes, that certainly won't work. This whole endeavour is about precision, excellence, etc etc. I have been able to drag the image back into spec ... but I'm not satisfied. Something got lost in translation (a loss in resolution/crispness) and I haven't been able to get to the bottom of it yet. The pr...
by inautilus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

Please let me know if there is any sort of problem with the attached templates ... And, of course, the scale and exact positioning of the 'dots' will have to be fine tuned later as the build proceeds. Bright RED: True Colour stored as RGB: 203,18,1 Be aware though that there is considerable variatio...
by inautilus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

OK. Will take care of the dots as soon as I am freed up. :) One thing that I did notice was that the white alpha-letters seem to get lost in the forest. They end up competing with the the numbers and symbols on the key faces ... which are white as well. In fact, both sets compete with each other. Th...
by inautilus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

Possible tweak: The letters A-Z in white seem to get lost in the forest. Should their size be increased ... maybe 20% ? Also, a colour change might help too in making them easier to visually lock on to. Perhaps some deep shade of red ...
by inautilus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

Wow!!! Brilliant. This layout is above and beyond. Sublime !
It's now hard to imagine it any other way ...
by inautilus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Creating a custom keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: Creating a custom keyboard

Check out this production video for the DM42. You may find this useful ... that is, if you haven't already seen it yet. (please forgive me if you already have :)

https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.chatela ... 105169073/
by inautilus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

I ... think ... we're on the same page. Maybe I have things clumsily worded in my last post above ... one that I had previously posted on another thread ? Not sure. So, please let me clarify. I had intended to echo your view on clarity and beauty of the 29, and on something so well designed as to be...
by inautilus
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 1246
Views: 262721

Re: 43S Alternative key layout

On the clarity and beauty of the 29C ... and Holy Grails and such ... Consider a pared down, cleaner aesthetic. Consider no letter ... at all. Eliminate any (and all) unnecessary clutter. What needs to be communicated by these keys (their sole purpose) can be achieved more efficiently, indeed more e...