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    Learn Typing in Russian

    Hello everybody! I need software which can teach me to typing Russian. Like Typing Tutor but for Russian. Freeware is best . Anybody recommend?
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    Re: Learn Typing in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by evanregar
    Hello everybody! I need software which can teach me to typing Russian. Like Typing Tutor but for Russian. Freeware is best . Anybody recommend?
    http://www.ergosolo.ru

    Although I'd recommend you just to re-type some russian text (about 500-600 pages). By the end you'll be typing with the speed of a lightning.
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    I wouldn't bother. I hear they're going to switch over to the Roman alphabet any day now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDave
    I wouldn't bother. I hear they're going to switch over to the Roman alphabet any day now.
    NO WAY. There are plans of converting all foreigners to cyrillic from heathen latin letters. By the sword if nesessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    NO WAY. There are plans of converting all foreigners to cyrillic from heathen latin letters. By the sword if nesessary
    It's an economic thing, Ramil. Like when they dropped the твёрдый знак from the end of most words. Books like "Война и Мир" shrunk by 300 pages and they saved tons of money in ink and paper.

    English has 26 letters.

    Russian has 33 characters.

    Simple economics.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDave
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    NO WAY. There are plans of converting all foreigners to cyrillic from heathen latin letters. By the sword if nesessary
    It's an economic thing, Ramil. Like when they dropped the твёрдый знак from the end of most words. Books like "Война и Мир" shrunk by 300 pages and they saved tons of money in ink and paper.

    English has 26 letters.

    Russian has 33 characters.

    Simple economics.



    /hehhehe-he
    Economics is my speciality.
    I can sell thiker book at higher price and gain profit
    Consider:
    Your expenses on each letter are 1 cent.
    You sell 26 letters and gain 1 cent on each thus making 52 cents.
    I sell 33 letters and gain 1 cent on each thus making 66 cents.

    Your profit 52-26 = 26 cents
    My profit 66-33=33 cents.

    I'm richer
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    Re: Learn Typing in Russian

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    Doe anybody know one that will work for mac?

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    I'll use Klavaro when I'm going to learn to type Cyrillic fast. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. Furthermore, it is both open-source and freeware.

    Link for Mac users

    Instructions on how to install are at the bottom of that page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDave View Post
    I wouldn't bother. I hear they're going to switch over to the Roman alphabet any day now.
    НИКОГДА!


    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDave View Post
    It's an economic thing, Ramil. Like when they dropped the твёрдый знак from the end of most words. Books like "Война и Мир" shrunk by 300 pages and they saved tons of money in ink and paper.

    English has 26 letters.

    Russian has 33 characters.

    Simple economics.



    /hehhehe-he
    Doesn't work like that though. Having more letters is more economic, as it sometimes takes 2+ Latin letters to write the same sound as 1 Cyrillic letter.

    ж = zh
    ю = yu
    щ = sch (or even shch!)

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    Носитель английского языка, учу русский язык.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evanregar
    Freeware is best
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDave
    English has 26 letters.
    Russian has 33 characters.
    Simple economics.
    26 = 2^4.7
    33 = 2^5.05
    So a Russian letter carries a little bit more information than an English letter.

    1945 = 2^10.93
    A Japanese character carries two times more information than a Russian letter. 1945 is only recommended characters, if you count everything, you get even more.

    Well, now let's count:
    或日の暮方の事である - only 10 symbols.
    Это случилось однажды под вечер - 27 symbols.

    Which of the sentences needs more paper?
    English as a Second Language by Jeff McQuillan and Lucy Tse.

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    Here is what I did: Bought a second bluethooth keyboard and removed the English labels and put on Cyrillic stickers.
    It was torture for a month while working in "Anki" but now I can literally touchtype in Russian. Removed the stickers.

    Pity my grammar skills don't match my touchtyping skills in Russian!

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