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This set draws inspiration from a pre-pandemic excursion to Taiwan where we were enraptured by arguably its
most widely recognised dessert, the Taiwanese Pineapple Cake (鳳梨酥 fčng lí sū; 王梨酥 ông lâi so).
Fenglisu are delicate little treats with a crumbly pastry exterior that are filled with a sweet pineapple jam.

In the Hokkien dialect, ‘pineapple’ (鳳梨 ông-lâi) is a homophone for the phrase ‘prosperity come’ (旺來 ōng-lâi).
As a symbol of good fortune and prosperity, we wanted to pay homage to this culinary icon in the form of a GMK keycap set.



Complete the Interest Check form to help us make this set a reality
Full gallery of board and scene renders coming soon.

Consider following our socials (IG @mksensa) and joining our Discord server for all project updates.


GROUP BUY INFO
We are ecstatic to announce that GMK fenglisu will be going into group buy in Q1 2022!


KITS

Base Kit - 'Just a pineapple cake'


Note: we have updated our Base Kit, please check our updates section below for more details.

Key unit labels have been included for your convenience.
u - unit
s - stepped
c - convex (spacebar)
scpd - scooped homing
barred - barred homing



Cangjie Sublegend Alphas Kit - 'Back to roots'


Note: we have updated our Alt Alphas Kit, please check our updates section below for more details.

A complete alphanumeric alphas kit with Cangjie Chinese sublegends with the inclusion of an additional tab key.
One base kit and alternate alphanumeric alphas kit therefore provides support for those wishing to fill
two keyboards; however, this means that one keyboard will utilise an alternate modifier layout
(i.e. shorter right shift, split backspace, and Tsangan bottom row).



Novelty Kit - 'Is it snack time?’


Note: we have updated our Novelty Kit, please check our updates section below for more details.

A novelty kit with full macrocolumn support.



Spacebars Kit - ‘Do you have anymore?’




COLOURS


The colour palette we have chosen for GMK fenglisu uses two stock GMK colours (GMK CP and BR1).
The browning of fenglisu is represented by GMK BR1 and provides legibility and contrast when paired with GMK CP.
RAL 1017 Saffron Yellow modifiers signify fenglisu's flakey pastry and is complemented by
RAL 2000 Yellow Orange accents that embodies the caramelised pineapple jam centre.




Whilst we have colour matched our renders, variations in colour may differ between monitors.
For ease of comparison, we have therefore included a rendering of other GMK sets.
Note: The colours utilised in this render of GMK Greg have been rearranged and are for demonstration purposes only.
Further note: GMK Ki did not have an accent and have duplicated the modifiers in the render shown.



BOARD RENDERS

TGR Alice by Yuktsi


Kits shown here include the Base, Novelty, and Spacebar Kits.
Rendered by eg0t1st1k4l#7777.

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TGR 910 by Yuktsi

Kits shown here include Base, Cangjie Sublegend Alt Alphas, and Novelty Kits.
Rendered by eg0t1st1k4l#7777.

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More coming soon.


DESKMATS
Coming soon.


COLLABORATIONS

THOK Design


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The following collaborations with GMK fenglisu will be coming soon:

MOZI
Coconut Keycaps
Miroticaps
Cantoclicks



VENDORS
Super excited to announce that we will be working with the following vendors for GMK fenglisu with
 Daily Clack as our lead vendor!

US: Vala Supply
CN/International: KBDfans
OCE: Daily Clack
CA: ApexKeyboards
EU: Candykeys
UK: Proto[Typist]
KR: Swagkeys
SEA: iLumkb
SA: Fancy Customs
IN: Stackskb


UPDATES
17th August 2021 - IC posted.
20th August 2021 - International vendors announced.
24th August 2021 - US and Indian vendor announced.
28th August 2021 - Group buy date set with a definitive GB date to be confirmed at a later date.
3rd September 2021 - Updated base and alt alphas kit. Given the strength of the ties between
Taiwanese culture and fenglisu, we have decided to change our base kit from the inclusion of
Cangjie sublegends to Zhuyin sublegends; additively, due to the large number of people that
indicated an affinity towards Cangjie sublegends, we have also decided to also change our
Alt Alphas kit from Cangjie monolegends to Cangjie sublengends.
24th September 2021 - Updated novelty kit. After some discussion, we felt that the
connection between this set and Taiwanese culture could be further extended into the Novelty
Kit. As such, we have now included a new R1 1u novelty, the national flower of Taiwan, the
Plum Blossom. Further to this point, we have also included a new R4 1.25u novelty picturing a
fenglisu that has been bitten into.
28th September 2021 - Updated IC post with some board renders.
1st October 2021 - Announcement of the first GMK fenglisu collaboration with Thok Design.
3rd October 2021 - Announcement of more GMK fenglisu collaborations.
12th October 2021 - Updated IC post with some more board renders and the
announcement of an additional collaboration.
12th October 2021 Rectified some legend inconsistencies in Base and Alt Alphas Kit. Also
included additional 'scooped' labelling for the Base Kit.

Our previous Base, Alt Alphas, and Novelty Kits can be viewed here.
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TO DO
Update with more board renders (TGR Jane V2).
Finalise deskmat designs.
Announce more collaborations.



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Grundlemere for making the Cangjie legends available to those that want to utilise them.
eg0t1st1k4l#7777 for the beautifully clean renders.
nolsia for the cute novelty designs.
summerqm for the 旺 and 鳳梨酥 novelty designs.
@pheefs_a_n_d for the adorable signature banner and the soon-to-come deskmat designs.
Riley and Xx_SaNaBaNaNa_xX for the super helpful guidance during the entire design process.


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Offline DuellM

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 08:17:29 »
Need them renders baby


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Offline Demagine

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 08:20:03 »
Yo this kinda hits the spot though

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 08:45:28 »
Yum

Offline shawnlin

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 09:00:29 »
I personally really wish that the base could go with mono alpha.

Offline YXXX

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 09:08:03 »
I personally really wish that the base could go with mono alpha.

Please take the time to fill out the above IC form if you haven't already - with enough interest, it is definitely possible to run a base set with mono alphas!

Offline sup3r170va

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 09:08:28 »
Dammit. I love these pineapple cakes….

Offline sup3r170va

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 09:09:12 »
Thinking further, since this drew inspiration from Taiwan, would Zhuyin be more suitable than Cangjie?

Offline YXXX

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 09:15:08 »
Thinking further, since this drew inspiration from Taiwan, would Zhuyin be more suitable than Cangjie?

This was a consideration that we were contemplating - we have specifically included this question in our IC Google form. Please take the time to fill that out!

Offline derEineTyp

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 09:27:30 »
Lets GOOOOOO, Taiwan themed sets  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 09:42:56 »
well done IC. i like the colors, kit renders, and general presentation. looking forward to board renders.

my only critique is that unless priced at very high MOQ this kit will probably be $140ish USD. i think you should consider slimming down some, as that price is too steep for some customers

Offline sup3r170va

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 10:11:50 »
Thinking further, since this drew inspiration from Taiwan, would Zhuyin be more suitable than Cangjie?

This was a consideration that we were contemplating - we have specifically included this question in our IC Google form. Please take the time to fill that out!

Filled the Google form. good luck :)

Offline YXXX

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 10:14:06 »
well done IC. i like the colors, kit renders, and general presentation. looking forward to board renders.

my only critique is that unless priced at very high MOQ this kit will probably be $140ish USD. i think you should consider slimming down some, as that price is too steep for some customers

The potential cost of the base kit is definitely something that we are taking into consideration - please feel free to convey your thoughts into the IC form as well!

Offline TheBlackHammer

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 10:21:53 »
i really like this set, great work!

Offline summerqm

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 10:24:03 »
The banner is adorable and look forward to see the deskmat design! Well put together IC and would love to see some cute collabs with this delicious pastry <3
GLWIC :D

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 10:31:42 »
i dont hate it  :p
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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 11:04:35 »
so cute

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 11:06:42 »
I'd buy this

Offline eg0t1st1k4l

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 11:38:13 »
 :thumb:

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 11:39:20 »
The shade of yellow on the mods is very pleasant. I like this.

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 12:29:20 »
I suggest swapping out the 2u Shift in base for R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn keys. Buyers will get more mileage out of the latter keys, since 65% is such a popular layout.

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 13:10:22 »
I suggest swapping out the 2u Shift in base for R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn keys. Buyers will get more mileage out of the latter keys, since 65% is such a popular layout.
Second, also I suggest replacing text novelties with the same design as the rest or just removing them completely. Non-text novelties are better for sales imo.

Offline SxM Designs

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 13:34:26 »
This is such a nice set. Love it!

Offline shawnlin

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 13:38:20 »
I suggest swapping out the 2u Shift in base for R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn keys. Buyers will get more mileage out of the latter keys, since 65% is such a popular layout.
Second, also I suggest replacing text novelties with the same design as the rest or just removing them completely. Non-text novelties are better for sales imo.

I think the text novelties are indeed good and I dig it a lot. Especially "旺" is pun as it conveys the meaning for both booming and pineapple.

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 14:18:09 »
pineapple gud and sublegends gud

Offline Finduwu

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 21:30:15 »
Love pineapple cakes great concept, filled Google forms! GLWIC

Offline mTopy

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 23:02:12 »
Looks good, but kinda similar to the ginkgo themed set dotnick showed in off in the keycap design server a while ago

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 23:16:59 »
Pineapple cake is delicious indeed! (Also Traditional Chinese <3)

Also +1 on konstantin's advice on adding R3 R4 PgUp and PgDn. You have to prune out some of the keys to make it cheaper/more accessible.

Offline surplusofchairs

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 17 August 2021, 23:43:36 »
i like the theme. you should put the cute food from the signature banner on some nov keys. or deskmats :p

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 00:00:11 »
crazy beast. love it
« Last Edit: Wed, 18 August 2021, 00:02:01 by Ustinj »

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 00:14:39 »
Prob the best looking yellow set I've seen. Craving me some pineapple cake now! GLWIC/GB

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 02:19:49 »
like mango more

Offline YXXX

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 06:47:44 »
I suggest swapping out the 2u Shift in base for R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn keys. Buyers will get more mileage out of the latter keys, since 65% is such a popular layout.
Second, also I suggest replacing text novelties with the same design as the rest or just removing them completely. Non-text novelties are better for sales imo.

Thought I’d touch on both of these points together - we are toying with the idea of modifying the base kit (i.e. removing numberpad, inclusion of R3 PgUp/R4 PgDn, including bars, etc.). This may help with bringing down the overall cost of the base kit too. We will post an update when ready.

Regarding novelties, we are working on a graphic accented enter key that may replace the mod coloured text novelty. We will have an update for this very soon.

i like the theme. you should put the cute food from the signature banner on some nov keys. or deskmats :p

Stay tuned for deskmats is all I’ll say at the moment… hehe

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 09:32:34 »
Me likey. Just get the board renders, i think that's really the only issue i have with this at the moment
GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 15:16:03 »
Ohhh, nice. I like this better than Serika.
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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 18:22:19 »
This is soooo cute

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 18 August 2021, 22:49:47 »
I love pineapple tarts, this is so cute!

Looking forwards to the deskmat designs (i hope the little characters from the banner make an appearance!)

Offline YXXX

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 01:25:34 »
crazy beast. love it

Nowhere near as crazy as your Cloudline :eek:
« Last Edit: Thu, 19 August 2021, 01:29:36 by YXXX »

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 01:47:16 »
This IC or the colorway is very relaxing -
At your nearest convenience could you please whip up some renders of your set on some keyboards?
The images in your form are somewhat tiny - so when choosing an option It is hard to see what I'm choosing.
Fun IC - Wish you the best of luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 02:16:43 »
Sign me up! I am already hungry by looking at it ^-^
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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 04:06:37 »
The set is really good, but sadly it's gmk. Would've loved to see it be run by epbt or someone else

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 20 August 2021, 05:58:36 »
This set is very aesthetically pleasing!
« Last Edit: Fri, 20 August 2021, 06:02:31 by sarmsli »

Offline YXXX

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 20 August 2021, 09:04:29 »
Quick update – thrilled to announce a number of vendors that we will be working with for GMK fenglisu!

We are also expecting to post a number of updates sometime next week, so stay tuned for those.

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 21 August 2021, 11:25:53 »
was wondering why this board was not zhuyin instead of cangjie considering FengLiSu is Taiwanese and the main typing method is zhuyin

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | US Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 09:39:38 »
Quick update - We will be working with Vala Supply as our US vendor for GMK fenglisu! Also, finalist in the Simon Keyset Battle Royale anyone?  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | US Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 09:44:27 »
It's one of the most beautiful GMK yellow sets i've ever seen!GDWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | US Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 21:32:44 »
It looks cute

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | US Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 21:56:44 »
Cute Pineapple Rama Keycap When?  :)

Offline YXXX

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥) | US and Indian Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 00:11:48 »
For those in India wanting a piece of GMK fenglisu - we have now secured Stackskb as the proxy for your region!  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK fenglisu (鳳梨酥)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 05:34:36 »
Thinking further, since this drew inspiration from Taiwan, would Zhuyin be more suitable than Cangjie?

Completely agree with you man, gotta represent taiwan all the way!