CMY (Cylindrical Minimal Y) is a new open-source keycap profile by Sadek Baroudi for both MX and low-profile switches.
KBD.news Published November 2, 2023
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Sadek Baroudi of fingerpunch.xyz published a new keycap profile for narrower vertical spacing: the CMY (Cylindrical Minimal Y) is a new open-source profile with various keycap models for both MX and low-profile switches.
The dimensions of these are 18 mm width (standard), and 15.4 mm height (minimum vertical spacing for MX and choc switches). The CMY keycaps support MX, Choc v1, KS-27 and KS-33 switch types.
The intent is to have some comfortable keycaps to be used with keyboard designs that utilize minimal Y spacing. […] I must say, I did this as an experiment, and I absolutely love minimal Y spacing! Anyway, hope someone gets some good use out of them! – Sadek.
There are multiple types, sculpted thumbs, etc:
5 degree tilt
12 degree tilt
12 degree tilt with flat ends
Sculpted thumb keys
Edge col sideways tilt
12 degree vertical tilt
There is also one type of homing key, with 2 dots.