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RussianEditor3 alternative


I don't want to add a new keyboard to my windows because:

  • I already have a few and changing to the one I want with alt+shift will take long (I type mixed language a lot)
  • My keyboard already has stickers for 2 languages on it, no place for third one (so I won't be able to use Cyrillic keyboard easily).

So I was looking for an on-screen keyboard, where you press graphical keys and then press a key to copy the text to clipboard (I'll then paste into Duolingo website).

I found this software called RussianEditor ( http://www.russianeditor.com/ ) but it is too expensive for the work it does (you can build one in a few hours, just put a few buttons on a C# form and a text box and a button for copying to clipboard).

Does anyone know a cheaper or free alternative? I know the websites that do the job (like http://winrus.com/keyboard.htm) , but I prefer an app than a website.


November 23, 2015



Even with lots of languages you can change between keyboards easily:

You can set hotkeys to go to whichever of your keyboards you like. As you can see, mine are set to CTRL + a number. From your "Language bar" go to "Settings... " and select "Advanced Key Setting" to set that up.

Otherwise, you're right, cycling through a lot of them is tedious, and it eventually was causing thumb joint problems for me.


Why not ditch the english keyboard? It is so useless considering its lack of diacritics, I personally use German keyboard for English, Swedish and German as it has it all (I do use an altcode for the ring a though)


There are tons of software, I am sure.

You can try http://translit.cc/

Ypu can try Google Input Tools, too.


Thank you very much.


As slogger suggested, just change the hotkey. I have Alt+Shift+1, Alt+Shift+2 etc. It took me only a small amount of time to get used to.


Thanks to Shady Arc I installed google input tools. The signs are not on the on screen keyboard.

Now the question is that how can I type letters with umlauts? (My, Actor and even You)



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