Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Keyboard techniques?

  1. #1
    Mar
    Mar is offline
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mozambique
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Keyboard techniques?

    Privet! I am new to the Russian language, and halfway through the much-reccomended Pimsleur Russian I. I expect to continue using this program all through level 3, however as i'm sure you all know it does have the drawback of not being able to teach you spelling and writing skills.

    I know the cyrillic alphabet, and have recently gotten my new laptop with the cyrillic keyboard enabled. I would like to get some practice on writing and spelling all these words that i'm learning.

    Does anybody have any reccomendations for programs with cyrillic keyboard tests or something like that? I would like to participate in the forums here more using cyrillic, however i'm sure that if I tried right now even with the little Russian that I do now, the spelling would probably be so bad (i'd just be pretty much guessing) that it wouldn't be understandable at all.

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    5,076
    Rep Power
    22
    MS word can check Russian spelling.
    Tools>Language>Choose Language... /choose Russian here/

  3. #3
    Увлечённый спикер
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    57
    Rep Power
    9

    Keyboard skills

    I'm using a program called Keyboard Tsar to teach me to touch-type in both English and Russian. It's easy fast and free!

    I forget where I found it, Google should find it for you.

  4. #4
    Завсегдатай chaika's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Чапелхилловка, NC USA
    Posts
    1,987
    Rep Power
    17
    I cheat. I use a freeware keyboard program called "Russian for Gringos" that puts the Russian letters where I mostly expect them to be, so I don't have to memorize the йцукен keyboard. Here is my layout:
    яшертыуиопющэ
    асдфгчйкльж
    зхцвбнм,.́
    С такой раскладкой клавиш могу писать быстро, без предварительного раздумья! Ее можно скачать прямо сейчас!

  5. #5
    Завсегдатай Ramil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Other Universe
    Posts
    8,501
    Rep Power
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Here is my layout:
    яшертыуиопющэ
    Just read it!

    !!!
    Send me a PM if you need me.

  6. #6
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    My Time & Space
    Posts
    6,559
    Rep Power
    16
    А что значит «я шер»?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

  7. #7
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    5,076
    Rep Power
    22
    Жесткая раскладка! Наши делали?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    А что значит «я шер»?
    Или ласково так себя по-французски называет "дорогушей", или замаскированно другое слово. Какое - и так понятно. ))))

  8. #8
    Завсегдатай chaika's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Чапелхилловка, NC USA
    Posts
    1,987
    Rep Power
    17
    Rtyom, наверняка значение то же самое как и ячсмить!

Similar Threads

  1. Moscow Art Techniques? Please clarify
    By rockzmom in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 10th, 2009, 03:32 PM
  2. English keyboard Cyrillic Keyboard
    By Hangernaid in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: March 4th, 2009, 06:27 AM
  3. Keyboard Stickers
    By DDT in forum Tech Support and Site Comments
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 2nd, 2007, 02:46 PM
  4. Question/ Keyboard
    By sprty100 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 8th, 2006, 11:07 PM
  5. Keyboard Issues!
    By basurero in forum Getting Started with Russian
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 11th, 2006, 02:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary