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Chart with Two-Key Combinations For Missing Letters on Microsoft Virtual Russian Mnemonic Keyboard

The Microsoft Virtual Russian Mnemonic Keyboard that can be loaded onto PC systems is missing several Russian letters. These letters can be entered using combinations of two keys, as set out below. You simply push them in quick order to enter the letter of the Russian alphabet.

Рус. ---- English
А ------- A
Б ------- B
В ------- V
Г ------- G
Д ------- D
Е ------- E
Ё ------- Y O or J O
Ж ------- X
З ------- Z
И ------- I
Й ------- J spacebar or J anything except A, E, O, U
К ------- K
Л ------- L
М ------- M
Н ------- N
О ------- O
П ------- P
Р ------- R
С ------- S spacebar or A anything except H or C
Т ------- T
У ------- U
Ф ------- F
Х ------- H
Ц ------- C spacebar or C followed by anything other than H
Ч ------- C H
Ш ------- W
Щ ------- S C
Ъ ------- Tilde/left accent key
Ы ------- Y spacebar or Y anything except A, E, O, U
Ь ------- apostrophe/quote key
Э ------- Y E or J E
Ю ------- Y U or J U
Я ------- Y A or J A

Note: Use Shift/Caps Lock as normal

November 30, 2016


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Thankyou !!

October 3, 2017


Спасибо! :)

July 8, 2018


Thank you SO MUCH. I thought I was going crazy as I tried to find Э, to no avail.

June 3, 2019


How do you add this keyboard onto your PC?

June 6, 2019


On Windows 10: Go to "Language and keyboard options" in your settings Click "Add a language" Add Russian Add the Russian Mnemonic яшерты keyboard You can use Windows Key + Space bar to switch in between English/Russian keyboard

June 11, 2019


Lol i couldn't find where ъ was, i was kinda desperate xD

August 26, 2019


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September 7, 2019



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