https://www.duolingo.com/samig59

On screen Cyrillic keyboard in Russian course?

Could you please provide a Cyrillic keyboard on screen under the questions in the Russian course. Several other languages which need extended set of characters do provide this. Thanks!

December 3, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc

Duolingo has no plans to do this. According to what they say, a 33-letter keyboard will not work in their design (so they only have this for languages that require few additional symbols).

I would probably use some plugin, like Google Input Tools, if I were you and had too many layouts installed already.

The crazy thing about this issue is that a huge number of solutions to this already exist. Much as we want Duolingo to be as universal as possible, let's admit it: if Duolingo makes a virtual on-screen keyboard, it will probably be yet another solution out of many—and one much inferior to every other solution available for free (simply because Duolingo is not focused on making software input methods).

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/samig59

Thank you Shady. Well, I will give Google Input Tools a try.

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Akvamariin

Are you having problems with getting a cyrillic keyboard layout or do you have other reasons for wanting this?

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/samig59

I have already a four language layout due to my every day needs (two layouts for mother tongue, a layout for my current place of living plus US English due to my work). Adding yet another would make my life a hell

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Akvamariin

Aha I see. Have you tried contacting the moderation about this? Seems very unlikely that they would add something like this. :/ All the cyrillic letters would probably take up a lot of space.

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/samig59

Thank you. Let us see how it will turn out.

December 3, 2015
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