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1978 Olympia Monica de Luxe Serial # 5776177 1978 Olympia Monica de Luxe typewriter, Serial # 5776177 David Conte's 1978 Olympia Monica de Luxe typewriter. 2022-01-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Conte: 1978 Olympia Monica de Luxe Serial # 5776177 Pica No.12 10 pitch, Vietnamese keyboard;
uses dead keys to form the 67 diacritical combinations in the Vietnamese alphabet (the two keys on the top row between 9 and W, and the rightmost key of the next three rows);
note the English letters Z and W (not used in the Vietnamese alphabet) pushed to the far corners of the top row;
for someone who learned to type on a QWERTY keyboard without looking, this keyboard requires visual hand-to-key coordination, a correction ribbon, and some patience.

1978 Olympia Monica de Luxe #5776177

Status: My Collection
Hunter: David Conte (david03w)
Created: 01-02-2022 at 04:54PM
Last Edit: 01-02-2022 at 04:54PM


Description:

Pica No.12 10 pitch, Vietnamese keyboard;
uses dead keys to form the 67 diacritical combinations in the Vietnamese alphabet (the two keys on the top row between 9 and W, and the rightmost key of the next three rows);
note the English letters Z and W (not used in the Vietnamese alphabet) pushed to the far corners of the top row;
for someone who learned to type on a QWERTY keyboard without looking, this keyboard requires visual hand-to-key coordination, a correction ribbon, and some patience.

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Hunter: David Conte (david03w)

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new collector. love old technology. still have the first computer I ever owned from 1983.

learned to type on a manual typewriter in high school, and in the 41 years since that class, I have yet to be able to break the habit of spacing twice after a period ends a sentence.



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