I'd like to get some labelled keycaps, but it does seem to be rather expensive. $70 at WASD plus shipping will get me a full regular 104 set which won't get me all the caps I need. Given the configurability of this keyboard, organizing a labelled group buy would be difficult, especially with DCS caps.
However, it occurred to me that, even with DCS caps, there will be a great deal of overlap in terms of what keys are desired. For example, all of us on QWERTY layouts would need the same main keys, and even with different layouts for the extra keys we still may have plenty of overlap to move things around.
Once I've finalized my (layer 0) layout---and I'm getting there, I haven't changed anything in L0 for a while---I'm thinking I'll start asking for people to share their final layouts with me, and then write some code to figure out which caps would be required in large enough quantities for a GB. That way we can all (hopefully) get in on some cheap caps for the majority of the ones that we need, and then separately purchase the extras that we require. What do you all think of this idea?
For the record, my current layout is here:https://www.massdrop.com/ext/ergodox/?r ... 9e005fc277
The basic principle is to keep things as much like a regular keyboard as possible, and try and put the remaining keys in sensible places.
Also, if anyone has any suggestions for what to do with the keys presently used for direct-underscores and the second +/= key, I'm all ears :D