What type of designs we are looking for

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    Miguel Farah

    "In general, we are NOT looking for language variations of our basic layouts."

     

    Serious question here: are there particular cases where this would be acceptable? For example, rejection would be perfectly understandable for small-market languages (like Sorbian, which is spoken by ±50,000 people, and whose keyboard layout is almost identical to the German one), but not necessarily so for the "Spanish (Latin America)" and the "Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT)" layouts, which cover rather large markets and have significant differences compared to their counterparts ("Spanish (Spain)" and [vanilla] "Portuguese"), which ARE available on this site.

     

    I wonder if those particular cases could be accepted as well (although with a smaller comission — say, $1 instead of $5).

     

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    Weyman

    The reason for this, is that on our side, we are going to be building out the more common languages for our existing layouts ourselves.

    You can, of course, create language variations of your own designs. We just aren't accepting language variations for our existing layouts.

    What I did consider for this was to maybe offer language variations as "bounties" where we would pay a fixed price for languages we need, but they would not be added to Maker program.

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    Miguel Farah

    "What I did consider for this was to maybe offer language variations as "bounties" where we would pay a fixed price for languages we need, but they would not be added to Maker program."

     

    Sounds fair. Sign me up! :-)

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    Edgar Bonilla

    Would layouts for custom/unusual keyboards be admitted? Lets say a custom layout for an ergodox or kinesis advantage. I've been wanting to refresh the keycaps on mine and have remapped some keys some people might like.

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    Weyman

    The short answer, for now, is no.

    I think we could potentially support other physical layouts in the future provided we can provide the keys for it and print it at a reasonable cost. We've done Kinesis sets in the past, but they require us to run two separate print jobs which basically doubles the price. The ErgoDox sets need a large number of 1.5u keys which doesn't work well with our keycap production.

    The only other layout that we can easily support at the moment is Plank. If you have any other layouts in mind, let us know and we can go over the layout and see if it can be done.

     

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