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10-5-2024 14:25:09  #1

Lexikon, Lexicon, let's call the whole thing off!

I was looking at the Wikipedia page for Marcello Nizzoli, the chief designer at Olivetti for a number of years, which said that one of his best known designs was the Lexicon 80.  I had always thought it was spelled with a 'k' not a 'c' and on searching the web for pictures found that the Italian built and Scottish built 80s were indeed Lexikons but that the Hispano Olivetti 80s built in Spain were Lexicons.  Does anyone know why Spain went with the 'c' rather than the 'k' used by Italy and Scotland?  

Was the 80 also built in Brazil? If so, did they use a 'c' or a 'k'? There is a service manual for the 80 in Portuguese on the Internet Archive which refers to the Lexicon 80 but I can't tell if it was produced for use in Brazil or Portugal.


03-6-2024 10:32:51  #2

Re: Lexikon, Lexicon, let's call the whole thing off!

Interesting, I had assumed it was always spelt with a 'k' as well. I had a look at my Scot and Italian models, both use a 'k'. I have a third one somewhere that I can't currently find, and I don't recall where its origin. 

The pronoun has always been capitalized in the English language for more than 700 years.

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