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 Post subject: Rubiks.com finally updates
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2001 8:30 pm 
I got their newsletter. The Calendar Cube layout for the stickers is now available--not great, the old one was better. Anyone up to making a PDF of the classic?

Biggest news: PVC replacements for the REVENGE are now available.

FYI,
Jason


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 Post subject: Older one was better?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2001 10:42 am 
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What exactly do you not like about the new calendar stickers in the PDF file? I printed it out in color (on paper, not stickers) and to me, it looks like the old design and layout.


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 Post subject: Yes, Older Calendar Cube was better.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:45 am 
The new design includes a year, which dates the puzzle. Because of this, the display only uses two of the three rows, with the topmost left blank. The old style used day on top, month in center, day below. The main reason the calendar cubes on eBay still command high prices is that they're perpetual. Based on the new design, you'll have to start all over on January 1, 2004. Also, I'm not too fond of the font they used.

I know the layout is only for paper stickers, which may or may not last that long anyway, but still--if a different version that echoes the classic design could be done in color, I'd be all for it.


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 Post subject: Okay, I see your point
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:53 am 
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Having looked at the image of the English version of the Perpetual Calendar Cube in my museum and comparing it to the printout from Acrobat, I see the difference. However, I guess if you wanted the old version you could buy one on eBay.

This version is a reminder of the past with an updated twist to it.

However I will see what I can do to generate a PDF file using PageMaker to layout the design and Acrobat Distiller to make the Acrobat file.

I don't have an English version of the Calendar Cube on hand so I will have to acquire (at least temporarily) one to get the exact layout of the stickers, so that I can reproduce the font and layout. Anyone care to let me borrow one?


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 Post subject: A little calendar secret
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:23 pm 
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This is the "real" layout. I've done my own modifcations on it for a cheap custom (using mutlicolored alphabet stickers) so that numbers and letters are consolidated, leaving fewer cubies with one or two blanks.

Hope it helps!
Jason


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 Post subject: What is a Japanese Rubik's Revenge?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:34 am 
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The newsletter that I received by email says that one of the upcoming releases is a Japanese Rubik's Revenge 4x4x4. What is the difference? I would assume just the box that is comes in. The puzzle itself isn't any different is it?


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 Post subject: Nice Layout
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2001 8:23 pm 
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That is perfect help, thanks. No cube-in-hand needed now.


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 Post subject: Layout of German and French Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2001 1:13 pm 
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Although I am not certain, I believe that several (different) Calendar Cubes have been made in the past in the following countries: United Kingdom, USA (ITC), Japan (apparently also in English characters), Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands,…..

Below are the layouts for the German and French Calendar Cubes.
Who knows the layouts of the other ones (including the correct size and colouring of the letters)?

German Calendar Cube:

Type of Days: black small capital letters on white
background
Months: large white letters on red background
Day-numbers: large blue letters on white background

90c means: 90 degree turn clockwise
90a means: 90 degree turn anti-clockwise
180 means: 180 degree turn
“ ” means: month-letter, white letter on red
background

Face 1: FRONT
SAMS, TAG, (blank]
“J”,“A”, “N”
(blank), 1, 3

Face 2 (while facing face 1 turn cube left): RIGHT
(blank), O [90], 8[90a]
“G”[180], “E”[90a], “L”
7[90c], “D”[90a], blank)

Face 3 (while facing face 2 turn cube left): BACK
4[180], “S”[90c], SONN[90c]
“A”, “P”[90a], (blank)
6[90c], “Z”[90c], 9

Face 4 (while facing face 3 turn cube left): LEFT
DONNERS, “B”[90a], DIENS[90c]
2[90c], “U”[90c], “R”
5[90c], “M”[90a], MON[180]

Face 5: (while facing face 1 turn top forward): NORTH or TOP
(blank), “T”[90a], 2[90a]
“I”, “K”[180], “P”
(blank), WOCH[180], MITT[180]

Face 6: *while facing face 1 turn bottom forward): SOUTH or BOTTOM
FREI, 3[180], 1[90a]
“F”, “O”, “V”
(blank), (blank), 0


French Calendar Cube:

Type of Days: black small capital letters on white
background
Months: large blue letters on white background
Day-numbers: large red letters on white background

90c means: 90 degree turn clockwise
90a means: 90 degree turn anti-clockwise
180 means: 180 degree turn
“ ” means: month-letter, blue letter on white
background

Face 1: FRONT
SAME, DI,(blank)
“J”, “A”, “N”
(blank), 1, 3

Face 2 (while facing face 1 turn cube left): RIGHT
LUN, “V”[90a], (blank)
“U”[180], “U”90c], “O”
7[90c], “C”[90c], 0[90c]

Face 3 (while facing face 2 turn cube left): BACK
(blank), (blank), 4[90a]
“P”[180], “V”[180], 2[90a]
(blank), “F”[90a], 5

Face 4 (while facing face 3 turn cube left): LEFT
2[180], “A”[90c], MAR[90c]
(blank), “E”, “R”
(blank), “T”[90c], DI[180]

Face 5: (while facing face 1 turn top forward): NORTH or TOP
8[180], (blank), MERCRE[90c]
“L”[180], “O”, “D”[180]
(blank), MANCHE, VENDRE

Face 6: *while facing face 1 turn bottom forward): SOUTH or BOTTOM
JEU, 3[180], 1[90c]
“S“[180], “C:[180], “I”
9[90c], “M”[90a], 6


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