Engraving a second language onto keyboard

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  1. james852 macrumors newbie

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    I recently saw an article about a company in NewYork City that will engrave a second or even third language onto an existing laptop/Mac
    www.newswiretoday.com/news/30031/

    I would like to add Chinese in order to send e mails to business collegues

    Anyone use them for their PowerBook??
     
  2. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    i would look into a keyboard cover with another language on it.
     
  3. rlove06 macrumors member

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    My wife is Ukrainian and speaks both Russian and Ukrainian.

    She's a translator/interpreter for work and requires both languages on her keyboard.

    We got her the stickers but she can feel them and it throws her off typing because it can mess her up with the home keys.

    We're ordering a new MacBook for her next week and I'm going to seriously look into this as an option.

    I wonder if you can just send them the keyboard module?
     
  4. james852 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    messy language stickers & overlays

    I know exactly how you wife feels. I also tried those stickers & they ended up fading away,peeling off and making my keyboard all sticky. Also, when I went to a business meeting the stickers looked funny & unprofessional.

    I checked out the web site of this nyc company- www.ikbs-usa.com and it seems like they can do just about any language under the sun. check out the before (engraving) & after pictures If they do what they claim this is an amazing solution!!
     
  5. rlove06 macrumors member

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    Yea. I agree. If it turns out as well as the pictures. It is well worth it.
     
  6. james852 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    second language on laptop-same day service

    I asked a friend if he had heard of this service and he just told me of a collegue who was just in New York for this past weekend & had brought his his IBM PC::( to IKBS-USA to add a second language onto it (I think it was Hebrew)

    He made an appointment ahead of time with them.brought it in ,in the morning went to do some shopping & got it back in the afternoon!!and he was really pleased with the results.

    I'm gonna call these guys up today to see if they can do my Mac
     
  7. rlove06 macrumors member

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    Awesome! Let me know how it goes. I have to head to NYC in a month or so. Be great to get my wife's MB taken care of while I'm there. :)
     
  8. maanlamaan macrumors newbie

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    IKBS-USA IN Manhattan

    Thanks guys. I went to the office at 545 8th avenue 6th Floor and had my keyboard engraved with spanish in less than an hour.
    When you go there, ask for Catherine as she will take you through the whole process and explain everything to you.

    call them @ 212-629-5500 or email them @ info@ikbs-usa.com.
    Tell them you saw this on Mac Forums and the will give you a 10% discount...........
     
  9. Macmanus macrumors member

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    Great stuff ! anyone knows if there's one in Europe ???
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i may consider getting Australian English engraved on my keyboard with "G'day", "Mate" and "Crickey!" keys.
     
  11. maanlamaan macrumors newbie

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    Engraving foreign languages on your notebook

    :cool:
    They told me that they ship all over the world.
     
  12. james852 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Added Language to laptop keyboard

    Just wanted to let you all know I now have Chinese as well as english on my Mac Keyboard!!

    This company-ikbs-usa really gave me great service. Spoke to Catherine the office manager & set up an appoitment ahead of time & they did it within a few hours!!

    there was even a guy there about 45 years old who was sick off putting on his reading glasses to see the keys of his notebook, and was having them engrave enlarged letters onto the keys!!!!

    I highly recommend this!!! I am very happy that I found them. NO more messy stickers!!!
     
  13. Macmanus macrumors member

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    That sounds fine, but I can't send my computer across the ocean... The only solution for me is to order a Mac french keyboard with russian characters... that sounds a bit tough, right ?
     
  14. zhorkon macrumors newbie

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    Good news & bad

    I've used IKBS to get Bulgarian keyboard & I can vouch for their quality work and flawless customer service. I recommend them highly.

    The bad news is that as of 25.01.2011 the IKBS website says:

    'To all our customers,
    Due to unforeseen problems, we are sorry to inform you that IKBS will be closed until further notice.
    We do apologize for any inconvenience.'

    I've got another job waiting for them now, so I can only hope they're not out of business permanently.
     
  15. Sonique1 macrumors newbie

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    there is another company providing this services in Toronto, Canada. I got Russian layout for my Mac there on Friday, very satisfied. And the price is much cheaper then IKBS.
     
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  17. Sam0464 macrumors newbie

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    good news.
    guys do you know same service in CA or in
    San Francisco?
     
  18. Starfox macrumors regular

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    Quite an old thread to bump, but the companies mentioned here are dead. I'm looking to engrave a second language on MacBook keyboard, any idea where I can get that done?
     

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