Overlays!

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Re: Overlays!

Post by Walter » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:46 pm

Yes, Geoff, there are slits on the left and right side. Please see the draft 43S Reference Manual for a drawing of the generic overlay, fully specified. 8-)
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Re: Overlays!

Post by Geoff Quickfall » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:28 pm

Walter,

Thanks!

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Re: Overlays!

Post by Over_score » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:12 am

And here is a complete example planned for WP43S. It can be modified at will using the GIMP software.
https://gitlab.com/Over_score/wp43s/-/b ... verlay.xcf
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Re: Overlays!

Post by rprosperi » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:28 pm

Sorry... xcf? Why that file format?
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Re: Overlays!

Post by pcscote » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:40 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Sorry... xcf? Why that file format?
XCF is GIMP file native format.
XCF stands for eXperimental Computing Facility (at the University of California at Berkeley)
XCF files support saving layers, channels, transparency, paths and guides.
Ref: Wikipedia
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Re: Overlays!

Post by rprosperi » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:52 pm

pcscote wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:40 pm
rprosperi wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Sorry... xcf? Why that file format?
XCF is GIMP file native format.
XCF stands for eXperimental Computing Facility (at the University of California at Berkeley)
XCF files support saving layers, channels, transparency, paths and guides.
Ref: Wikipedia
Thanks. Sounds versatile, but complex. Useful I suppose if you're living in GIMP, but how well is supported in other products?

Hopefully UCB has licensed it for free use to avoid issues like .jpg... Answers are surely in the Wiki article, I'll take a look.
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Re: Overlays!

Post by Over_score » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:24 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Useful I suppose if you're living in GIMP, but how well is supported in other products?
How well is DWG supported outside AutoCad?
How well is PSD supported outside PhotoShop?
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Re: Overlays!

Post by toml_12953 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:26 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:52 pm
pcscote wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:40 pm
rprosperi wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Sorry... xcf? Why that file format?
XCF is GIMP file native format.
XCF stands for eXperimental Computing Facility (at the University of California at Berkeley)
XCF files support saving layers, channels, transparency, paths and guides.
Ref: Wikipedia
Thanks. Sounds versatile, but complex. Useful I suppose if you're living in GIMP, but how well is supported in other products?

Hopefully UCB has licensed it for free use to avoid issues like .jpg... Answers are surely in the Wiki article, I'll take a look.
Since GIMP is free, you could always get GIMP, load the xcf file and save it to your favorite format.
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Re: Overlays!

Post by Markeporter » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:33 am

Here's a blank overlay in dxf and svg formats, for those of you who have access to somebody with a laser or Cricut machine. There are no tabs, as the tab slots on my DM41X are not large enough to allow card to be inserted. The overlay is an exact fit if cut with a knife-cutting machine. If cut with a laser (my original intention), the laser kerf gives a slight clearance around the keys.

Ideally, I'd like to incorporate the svg into a DM4n version of http://hp.meshuggeneh.net/.
DM41X_keyboard.zip
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Re: Overlays!

Post by Walter » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:31 am

Markeporter wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:33 am
There are no tabs, as the tab slots on my DM41X are not large enough to allow card to be inserted.
An overlay without tabs is of limited use IMHO.
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