A Guide to Keycap Profiles

NameTypeNotesMore Info / Where to Buy
CherrySculptedSimilar to OEM, but slightly lower profileKBDFans
DCSSculptedVery similar to Cherry profile. Exclusive to Signature Plastics.PimpMyKeyboard.com
DSAUniformMedium profile, spherical top, non-sculptured. Originally exclusive to Signature Plastics.PimpMyKeyboard.com

DSSSculptedOriginally produced in the 1980s, being revived by Signature Plastics.Reddit
G20UniformFlat uniform profile with rounded corners and a large surface area. Used in the Semiotic and Stealth keycaps sets from Signature Plastics.PimpMyKeyboard.com
KATSculptedReleased in 2018. Similar to SA, but shorter and less sculpted.Reddit


MDASculptedNewer sculpted profile, subtly spherical, designed to have a large surface area. Formerly named EDRUG (MIX).Reddit

MT3SculptedDesigned by matt3o in 2017 to be a "high profile set that was pleasant to see and comfortable to type on."Matt3o.com

OEMSculptedA classic sculpted profile used on many mass-market mechanical keyboards.MechanicalKeyboards.com

SASculptedHigh profile, spherical top, sculptured. Originally exclusive to Signature Plastics.PimpMyKeyboard.com

SSSculpted1980s-era sculpted profile.Deskthority
Tai-Hao CubicSculptedSimilar to OEM, but with more square-shaped keys.Reddit

TEXUniformRetro design -- similar to DSA in terms of uniformity, but more rounded and scooped.Massdrop
XDAUniformNewer uniform profile, similar to DSA with a larger surface area.Massdrop



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