https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViolettePolyglot

Ukrainian Letters

So, instead of going through the motions of changing my keyboard, I have been just using the English letters sometimes, instead of using the Ukrainian letters all the time. Does that still make it Ukrainian?

June 8, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ezkertia

Unicode makes a distinction between Cyrillic letters and Latin letters, even when they look alike. For example, Latin 'i' is assigned code point U+0069, while Cyrillic 'і' is U+0456; Latin 'a' is U+0061, while Cyrillic 'а' is U+0430. Unless DuoLingo is programmed to translate Latin characters into their Cyrillic visual counterparts, typing Latin letters instead of Cyrillic ones won't work.

June 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jgstcd

I've seen reports that it does work, although it's still a bad habit to get into.

June 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViolettePolyglot

Thank you

June 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Duolingo does make some automatic transliteration but there is no guarantee that it will work fine for a particular Cyrillic sentence you are typing.

That's essentially the system that lets you omit accents and type ae instead of ä.

June 8, 2015
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