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jacobolus:

--- Quote from: berserkfan on Sat, 18 April 2015, 01:40:33 ---That said, I am not exactly sure if Jacobolus has gotten all the slopes right. Some of them look a bit steep.
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Can you explain what you mean? The angle isnít supposed to be representative of each specific keyboard; the flat plate ones are all at the same angle, to facilitate comparisons between the different profiles.

When you type on any keyboard, you should adjust its angle until the plate is roughly parallel to your forearms, with your wrists held straight. Depending on your desk, chair, body shape, and posture, this might require flipping feet up or down, or propping up the close or far side of the keyboard.

(I donít believe in palm/wrist rests, per se, but it turns out that those Graffiti foam palmrests are *great* for propping up one side of a keyboard.)

berserkfan:

--- Quote from: jacobolus on Sat, 18 April 2015, 03:46:19 ---
--- Quote from: berserkfan on Sat, 18 April 2015, 01:40:33 ---That said, I am not exactly sure if Jacobolus has gotten all the slopes right. Some of them look a bit steep.
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Can you explain what you mean? The angle isnít supposed to be representative of each specific keyboard; the flat plate ones are all at the same angle, to facilitate comparisons between the different profiles.

When you type on any keyboard, you should adjust its angle until the plate is roughly parallel to your forearms, with your wrists held straight. Depending on your desk, chair, body shape, and posture, this might require flipping feet up or down, or propping up the close or far side of the keyboard.

(I donít believe in palm/wrist rests, per se, but it turns out that those Graffiti foam palmrests are *great* for propping up one side of a keyboard.)

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OK, so I understand. Because you had several Apple keyboard models I thought you were trying to replicate common keyboard models.

My own opinion is that the ideal is a tilted board.

Stretch your hands out casually. What do you see? Chances are your hands are naturally tilted at an angle. Mine are at about 30 degrees to the horizontal. So Iím definitely quite keen to have a tilted board.

Gid:
Hello from 2023.

I am currently putting together a new split board and have been experimenting with various keycap profiles.  The first thing I did was pull out the trusty JPEG file I always reference for keycap profiles.

The second thing I did was wonder who made such a wonderful resource.  This eventually led me here.  Thank you so, so much for sharing your work with the world.

By the way, this comparison at MelGeek adds MCR, MDA, MG, and MLGóand seems to complement the images here well.


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Tough call.

HoffmanMyster:

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Tough call.

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IMO necros are better than scattered discussion across many threads - you're good :thumb:

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