Cyrillic typing practice
For those of you who want to practice your typing skills with a Cyrillic keyboard, I recommend this site: http://www.keybr.com/#!game
The typing exercises start out simple with a few letters from the keyboard. As you improve, the system will detect this and add new keys and words to type.
To switch to Russian go to settings -> keyboard layout -> where it says "English" click to get a drop-down menu where you can select "Russian" -> done.
Hope this is helpful!
Damn, this thing looks really really cool, especially the Space Invaders type game, but I can't seem to get it to work with my keyboard (doesn't register the keys correctly?) I'm not sure what the problem is :s
Edit: Didn't have the Russian keyboard switched on properly, neat game :D
Agreed, for both. One of the nice things about klavogonki is you get to read little snippets from Russian books as you type, and sometimes you come across books you'd like to read. . . . However, for both, I think, you need to be able to read Russian to navigate around the sites.
I can't seem to get the keyboard to work for me. It worked in English, but when I switched to Russian in the settings, it wouldn't work anymore. I press the letter corresponded to my keyboard, and it lights up, but it says I'm hitting the English equivalent to the space and will not recognize that it's the same space as the Cyrillic letter I'm pressing. I turned on the Chrome Expansion Cyrillic keyboard which I use fine elsewhere for typing, but that didn't work. I tried it in Internet Explorer and on a different computer but did not work either of those ways. Anyone have the same problem? I was super excited to try this out but can't get a response from anyone that works the page.
When you navigate to the site, select "Start Typing Practice". Click away the messages and then select "Settings" at the top right. Navigate to "Keyboard Layout" at the top, select "Russian" from Languages and Layout should also be set automatically. But what I did was download a Russian Mnemonic Keyboard Layout (Windows 10), so that most russian letters that are similar to latin letters are mapped to the equivalent key on our keyboard. It takes a bit of testing around to get it set up properly but I hope this helps you :)
http://www.keybr.com/#!game Tried this program today , changed the settings to russian language , however nothing is happening. The cursor wouldn't move to the next letter. The first letter turns red, and that's pretty much of it. I'm not sure why this is the case. Tried every other languages, they are all working. Any suggestions?
I hate this site because when I type a letter wrong, it doesn't let me backspace. This messes with my head and makes me less motivated to continue, and it's unintuitive because the behavior is not at all like typing on other sites.
Do you have any recommendation of how to fix this, or another site that doesn't have this shortcoming?
That can be annoying if you're used to it and like it. However, I've used more than one typing program that doesn't allow for this and what usually winds up happening is I get used to it and grow to like it. I think there's something really beneficial, on many different levels, with a program that forces you to pummel through your mistakes ... and that can then be applied to life as well. Most of the choices we make in life, good or bad, cannot be "backspaced."
Be that as it may, you can backspace in the www.keybr.com program. All you need to do is go to the "Miscellaneous" tab under settings
and uncheck the "Stop cursor on error" box. It will then allow you to backspace, but it then does something I don't think you're going to like ... it marks the key you got wrong in red. I find it distracting and prefer to keep this box checked and just pummel through my errors. If you don't like this, keep "shopping around" for a typing program that appeals to you more.
go to windows 10. type in "language settings". click what pops up. then, hit preferred language and download Russian. then hit Russian and click options. add keyboard (I recommend the mnemonic keyboard because the keys are organized based on the sound of English words, so л is in the same place as L in English) lastly, if you want to see the keyboard on your screen just search "On screen keyboard" and press the short cut "right shift and left alt to change to russian keyboard" or go to ENG next to time on taskbar and click it to change to russian.
Yes, OZXUxX. It seems to me that in the modern world, it's not necessary to learn to type on a different keyboard setup. I use a phonetic Russian keyboard setup. The learning curve is practically nil, and i immediately started typing Russian almost as fast as i do in English. If anybody is interested in this, you can go here: http://winrus.com/kbd_e.htm There are various options for phonetic (or mnemonic or student) layouts.