Classic keyboard (and fonts) (Was: NEC ProSpeed 386

Pete Lancashire pete at
Tue May 31 17:00:12 CDT 2016

I think I'm using an M. The label was removed long ago. At home I have
a couple of the version that came with an industrialized version that
went with ditto rack mount PS/2 of some flavor. The company I worked
at was buying around 20 a month and even though the product they went
into never used the keyboard or mouse, you got the who package.
mouse, PS/2 on floppies even though it had a CD reader, etc etc. The
only thing different on the keyboard and mouse was the color was a
dark gray.

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 11:49 AM, Fred Cisin <cisin at> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> It might be interesting to poll the list to see who's still using an IBM
>> Model M keyboard on their x86 box.  I am.
>> Windows key?  What Windows key? ;)
> The one with the picture of a dry-rot window Do you mean [Ctrl[Esc]?
> Best way to represent the above?
> 30? years ago, I created a special key-top font for discussing keystrokes in
> documentation.  IIRC, I had two versions of [Ctrl], [Alt], and [Shft] One
> version had no right hand edge, to reinforce the idea that it was used in
> combination with another key.   LJ/DJ and Cordata, never got around to
> completing a postscript version, nor Truetype, when that came along.
> I also did LJ/DJ and Cordata screen printing fonts.  Used, mostly as full
> screen images, along with my TSR, for a lot of Sybex books.
> regular, inverse, and bold, in a couple of resolutions, such as 9x12.
> Did you know that according to HP, it is "IMPOSSIBLE" to print an inverse
> font?  I'm glad that I didn't know until after I succeeded. (Wiley E. Coyote
> principle of project implementation).
> Never did come up with a good representation for blinkking text.
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred                 cisin at

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