Suggestion: automatic alphabet switching when writing
I set up a Russian keyboard for the course, but I don't really use it for much other than the course, and it's slightly annoying to have to switch through it (especially since the alphabet is completely different, so I have to switch even for a couple of letters).
My suggestion, if technologically possible, is: on questions that ask you to write Russian text, if the Cyrillic alphabet is selected (and maybe add a button for ЙЦУКЕН vs ЯВЕРТИЫ) transform any English-layout letter written into the box to the corresponding one on the Russian keyboard.
This would: 1. Spare me the switch. 2. Help people with limited computer literacy take the course. 3. Possibly encourage people to switch to Cyrillic. 4. Cancel the precious seconds wasted switching layouts during timed practice.
Спасибо за фантастический курс!
This has been brought up in the past. If Duo reads the forums, they are aware of the suggestion. So far they have not rolled out any such facility, as you know. Until then, we'll just have to grin and bear it. Do you have hotkeys set to change keyboard layouts quickly?