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Typing in Russian

Must be missing something, but I am having trouble answering questions which ask that I type in Russian. I only have a typewriter with regular letters, not the cyrillic alphabet. Is there a way to work with this? Thanks

7 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
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You'll have to install a Russian keyboard, which is pretty easy to do, see here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/11449014

Once that's done, you can either learn to touch type in Russian or purchase a set of Cyrillic keyboard stickers (easy to find on Amazon).

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MetroWestJP
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Once your keyboard is set up to type in the Cyrillic alphabet, I would suggest the following site for learning to touch-type in Russian: https://sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/keyboardingRU.php. If you practice at least two of the lessons each day, you should be able to touch-type the whole alphabet in about a week. "Урок(и)" = "Lesson(s)". I would also suggest learning Russian cursive early on, since Russian handwriting is almost universally in cursive and Russian italics is based on the cursive letters, which can look completely different than the non-cursive letters. (e.g., учитель vs. учитель)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatnissEverdeenS

What I do is I go on a site on witch you can type in Russian and then copy paste it, here is the link: https://translit.net/ You can also go on google translate but that would technically be cheating. Hope this helps, bye! Hope this helps, Bye.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo
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Yes you can. With practice you can use a regular keyboard to make approximations of the Russian letters. It just takes some practice.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fred234650

I had the same question (on my Mac) about two weeks ago. Not only did I enable the cyrillic characters, I bought a keyboard overlay that fits right over my keyboard. At first, I made a map, but that involved switching windows to find characters when I couldn't remember where they were. The overlay is great!

7 months ago
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