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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexinNotTurkey

Russian keyboard for lazy people like me

Selam millet, Здравствуйте, and of course howdy.

I have been dabbling in Russian for quite some time now and I figure I should share my personal favorite Russian keyboard. It is (somewhat spicily) called " Russian for Gringos " and it used to save my life when I was taking Russian classes two years ago. I highly recommend using it if you want to avoid the pain to relearning where all the keys are on a keyboard. They line up for the most part where the letters are on a standard English keyboard

Kolay gelsin

November 3, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

If you're a Mac person, try out the "Russian - Phonetic" keyboard under input sources. It does the same thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ddbeachgirl

Thanks! I actually found it in system preferences/keyboard. Hit + to add a keyboard, then scroll down to Russian and add it, then the "Russian - Phonetic" is one of the choices. Once that is selected, I noticed that there was a little US flag icon next to my wi-fi strength indicator. I clicked on it, then I was able to select the Russian flag and type with Russian characters. Now I just have to figure out where they are on the keyboard! No worries about getting stuck with the Russian keyboard, just click the flag and select your other keyboard(s).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimDawdy

This is the best way to go (I use the YaWert keyboard map, but it's basically the same deal). One thing you will want is a set of cyrillic letter sticker for your keyboard. I recommend these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010M6JO8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zikalify

This is similar to the Russian phonetic keyboard on linux.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoDeWitte

I want to encourage the learners to learn to type blind, without sticking symbols on the key-board. By using a chart at first to locate the positions, I managed to type blind in 4 hours time. I did this by rewriting all sentences that I learn, immediately in a Word document after each sentence when they occur.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaK480542

I was able to buy a very cheap keyboard cover on amazon that has both Cyrillic and english letters on it. When doing Russian I just switch my keyboard settings and am able to type straight from my regular keyboard, but in Russian! Это отличный!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stanmann

Here’s another inexpensive and easy-to-use way to go. I’ve been using the “TypeIt” app for quite a while, and find its Russian phonetic keyboard to be simple to use, allowing one to switch back and forth between Russian and English quickly and easily. As a bonus, it comes with many, many other languages built in. And the one time I had a problem, the support was great. You can get it wherever you get your apps. And I think the cost was about $15.00 U.S. My only complaint is that it does not include Hebrew, which I am also learning on Duolingo. I highly recommend it. Now that I think about it, you can get it at: http://www.typeit.org/; or: https://russian.typeit.org/

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