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Wow. OCN really needs to update their available fonts! I love Verdana, but I think it's time to move on.
Verdana FTW. I liked the way it swings the leg out on the R so I chose it for my watermark. Helvetica is kinda snobby.


If you are picky about fonts the Geekhack Key Reference Wiki lists the fonts used on various keyboards.
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can you stop plugging your wiki every 5 minutes please lol
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Only when it's relevant to the discussion at hand. Like fonts.
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every post now cut it out.. lol
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I wanna know. I have a AT102W. That has the same switches as AT101W doesn't it? If not, this question is useless

And I see so many people who include the AT101W in usable keyboards category.

To be honest. If the 101W has the same switches as the AT102W, I would pick almost any rubber dome rather than that. It's like it's a rubber dome board with bad build quality that tries so hard to be a mechanical...

Do people usually consider the switches ok or bad? Because in my case I don't like the switches on my AT102W... It has been used, but not alot. I heard that the switches in it degrade pretty quickly.

I'm wondering why people bring those up in here a lot. In my opinion, it's not that great. With typing it equals a rubber dome for me, with games.. rubber domes win (aside from possibly better KRO with the AT102W)

Of course I sit here with my SS 6Gv2 because it was the only mechanical I could find with the finnish layout (that fullfilled some requirements.) I like it.

Thanks!

PS, Not so informed on keyboard history. Just that this though was wondering around my head for a few days....
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They use black Alps. Black Alps are considered decent... when brand new. When they've been used and accumulated dirt for several decades they go from "decent" to "meeeehhhh".
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Does it make that much of a difference? Dust/dirt? I'm not sure if this model has been used a lot..
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It does with that particular switch. They aren't great even when new, almost everyone prefers MX switches over them. The only Alps switches that are really great are White Alps, especially dampened ones, which can approach buckling spring levels of tactility.
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Yeah, a worn out Dell AT feels little better than a rubber dome keyboard.

One in good condition is still pretty mediocre.
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What made these keyboards so popular? Were they cheap, or something else?
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