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Ukrainian Keyboard layout

I know the subject of a Ukrainian keyboard has been discussed before, but I can't find the answer to my problem.

Using a standard UK laptop, I set Ukrainian as an optional layout I can switch to - so far so good. I can get all the letters and symbols, which are mostly in the same place as the Russian ones that I'm familiar with. EXCEPT the ' which I can't find in either Russian (where I haven't yet needed it) or Ukrainian (where I do need it for words like п'ю).

num lock then Alt+3+9 on the numeric keypad works, or I can cut-and-paste it from elsewhere, or switch back to the English layout for just that one symbol, but surely there must be something simpler? Or I'm just missing something obvious?


August 8, 2019



There is no apostrophe in the Russian layout. If you are on Window 7+, use the Ukrainian layout's `/~ button (under Esc) for the apostrophe (if you will press it holding the shift button, you'll get the hryvnia sign - ₴).

Another tricky Ukrainian letter is Ґґ - to type it you should hold the right alt button (AltGr) and press г (if you will also have the shift button pressed, you will get the capital Ґ).


Test: ґҐ

Yep! Worked! :)


In Windows 10 On Screen Keyboard, ' is left of 1 and ґ is left of the я.


I have been working on a phonetic Ukrainian keyboard layout for windows, can share with you, if you or any one else is interested. You can see a tentative layout at https://devoutcraziness.com/ukrainian-phonetic-keyboard/

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