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Alternative Ukrainian keyboards

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Hello,

Does anybody know of a Ukrainian keyboard which is downloadable which has the letters attached to the corresponding letters of the ordinary western european keyboard?

As, instead of having par example cyrilic т attached to the letter ’n’, so it is attached to the letter ’t’, et cetera? Almost all letters could be arranged in a more attached way.

It would make life easier:)

3 years ago

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What you want is something called the "phonetic" keyboard variant. There's nothing phonetic about it, but it's exactly what you just described. There are "phonetic" variants for both Ukrainian and Russian, either of which will work for the Ukrainian course. As to whether it's downloadable, I don't know. The Russian phonetic variant comes standard with Mac OS X. I'm sure it can be enabled on unix based systems as well. I don't know what the options are for Windows, but knowing what the keyboard layout is called should help you find out.

3 years ago

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Thanks, I will have a look around:)

3 years ago

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There is a keyboard exactly like that, and I use it and love it! It's called theUkrainian Chickenlip keyboard . I found out about it reading comments in one of the threads about keyboards when Ukrainian first came out, but I forgot who recommended it, and which thread exactly, but he or she left a link in the comment and it took all of two minutes to download and set up, and I must say I love the keyboard!

Most of the keys are exactly where I would expect them to be, so I can type Ukrainian without really thinking too much about it—I just type the sounds and the right letters appear. I did have to memorize the locations of a few Cyrillic letters, but it was easy.

Perhaps someone else will have more info on Chickenlip, or perhaps you can try a search in the Duo discussions (it was literally the day Ukrainian went beta), or even search on Google.

btw, I set my keyboard shortcuts to ctrl 1 to get the "normal" keyboard and ctrl 2 for the Ukr Chickenlip, so it's pretty swift to go back and forth for the exercises. I think some people use an even simpler way to toggle between the two though.

3 years ago