|Re: uWatch Keypad|
Message #5 Posted by Pavneet Arora on 21 Oct 2007, 10:49 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by DaveJ
Personally, I would like the operators and the ENTER key as well as CLS near to each other and both on the left.
I have mocked up the keys in different sans serif typefaces using just OpenOffice Calc and have the PDF available at
for review by the forum members. I haven't done anything too fancy with the key for `x <> y', but I have changed the hyphen in your `+/-' to an n-dash. Also, the function keys are set in italics, except for Eras which already is a slanted font. The document is set in 8 point type so should give some fair indication of what the key labels might look like. I would like the uWatch to go out with something other than Arial ;).
For those who may be interested, upon my return from HHC2007, I wrote two articles using the 35s as a starting point, and sent them off to HP:
Typography of Documentation
Typography of Keys
I do believe that there is an opportunity here to reconsider and standardize on typeface, nomenclature, as well as user manual layout.
FWIW, my vote goes for standardizing on Stone Humanist ITC Std Semi! For more on Sumner Stone, you can check out:
Edited: 21 Oct 2007, 11:11 p.m.