Yes, I see they really got into it. I like the notion that the clé form matches the pronunciation and as a result has become more popular. That's the natural forces of language growth at work.
I wonder if clef will eventually be used a separate word for traditional uses as in music and clé will refer to modern keys which are digital, figurative and biometric. They can assign them different genders and applicable rules just to make it interesting for students.
"They can assign them different genders and applicable rules just to make it interesting for students."
ha ha ha! Have you ever considered writing a book? You have this dry sense of humor that is a delight to read.
But, yes, it does seem to be moving in that direction according to a few of the comments:
Pour ma part, je crois que j'écris assez souvent clé pour le machin qui ouvre les portes, mais s'il s'agit de celle qui orne les partitions, je visualise le mot avec un F... peut-être du fait des déliés de la clef de sol ?
Les musiciens se servent (je crois) plus de "clef" ..