WTB - Apple II Plus Keycaps

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WTB - Apple II Plus Keycaps

Hi All,

I'm restoring the below Apple II Plus.  I'm looking for a replacement "+" and "?" keycap.  These were unfortunately missing when I recieved the unit.

This is the non-RFI keyboard, meaning they keys aren't slanted and sit flat if you take out and put them a flat surface.  

This is a J-Plus Japanese system, but the keys from the regular II Plush will do just fine for me.  Thanks!

 

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You can sometimes find them

You can sometimes find them for sale on eBay.  That's probably your best bet.  I don't know if Dr. Buggie has anything for a ][+, he normally has //e or Mac key caps and switches.

 

 

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Apple2Online has a selection of key caps under Keyboards, Game Controllers, and Parts

Scrutinize any potential replacements carefully -- the keys on the J-Plus had a duller color and shinier finish from the keys on most Apple ]['s at the time.  I think the closest match will be keycaps from the Datanetics version of the Apple ][ keyboard, but those are not especially plentiful.

Off-topic-ish: The J-Plus feels like a thoughtlessly-adapted design, like something that was thrown together by American engineers insight or input from Japanese users.  It required a hard-to-remember POKE command to activate the Katana character set, and on top of that you needed to switch to INVERSE and type a forgettable CTRL+something to switch between Katakana and Roman.  Most tellingly, three Katakana characters were omitted and three others were pointlessly duplicated in the character ROM.  The character shapes for ハ and ミ are especially bizarre until you get used to them.

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Thank, looks like

Thank, looks like Apple2Online only has the RFI slanted keeps.  Will keep my eyes open.

Also thanks for all the J-Plus info!  I haven't really had a chance to play around with it yet.

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