Popular Custom Keycap Sets

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The keycaps that came with your keyboard were probably not designed to be eye-catching. That's why custom keysets have become so popular in the last few years. What once was a small niche for enthusiasts has expanded.

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Ne0Wolf7

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Carbon is number 12 now!?!?! That's magnesium, carbon is 6 lol. Unless the thing called carbon is dedicated to magnesium... Either way, how is orange and white carbon themed?
 

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What about US language or other keyboard keytops? for PC105
KBDID: 058
Description: Canadian French old style
Status: Registered
National Layout: Yes
Regions: Canada
Registration Date: 1991-01-01
Last Revision Date: 1995-05-08
Notes:
Required for Canada

Or Latim layout
 

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Forgot the best caps available: blank PBT in black/dark grey so that anyone who wants to use your keyboard but hasn't learned to type ends up fumbling and regretting having asked you in the first place :D
 

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What is the name of the standard for the hole in the keycap/post on the key so that you know the keycaps are compatible with your keyboard.

What do people do when the number of keycaps that are supplied are less than the number of keys on their keyboard? I noticed that the ones pictured did not include keypad or function keycaps. Is there a standard number of keycaps for a set?
 

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My keyboard is 10 years old and going strong. Four keytops showing wear are:
c, v, '.' and ',' with a close second for < and for >
 

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animemania- i don't know how to reply here but your answer is this: what most of these minimalist keyboards use is covered under a "base set". most keycap set drops also include things like "numpad set", and also options for unusual layouts. some of these minimalist keyboards have smaller than usual ctrl alt etc keys and there will usually be a "compact set" or something similar to cover those. and finally. depending on the set, there will also be a european set or two, for things like é and ñ and ö, and the ISO enter.
 

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There are several, but the most common by far are the Cherry MX-style post (cross shaped). The switch compatibility is pretty much always clearly stated in any product listing for aftermarket keycaps, just look for it.


That doesn't happen unless you mistakenly order the wrong set. The 3 most common sets (assuming U.S. layout) include the 100% - 104 key (typical full layout + number pad), the TKL (ten key-less) 87 key, and the 60% - 61 key layouts.

There are quite a few other layouts that require shopping at dedicated sites for compatible caps, but unless you went out of your way to buy such a keyboard, your board should be compatible. If your board happens to have any additional keys not covered by the usual standard counts (e.g. macro keys, multimedia, etc), you'll have to buy those separately.
 

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You get the prize for periodic table memorization. Fixed now, thanks.

And I have no idea what orange and white have to do with carbon either.
 

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Yeah, we had to categorize and cut things off at some point. There's a billion trillion keycaps and sets out there. Also, some of them are of dubious quality (including, some report, Jelly Key's stuff), so we tried to be careful there.
 
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