Nasty little complication with the Russian 'phonetic' keyboard.
basroufs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 11:18:29 UTC 2009
Hello Georgi and everybody else
Thx. for your feedback.
> Are you sure that the keyboard model is properly listed in the keyboard menu?
As far as I know - yes. I found the Russian Phonetic keyboard as follows:
SYSTEM SETTINGS > regional and language > keyboard settings. 'Russian'
is simply one of the 'available' lay-outs. This lay-out has 13
variants: Default, Phonetic, Typewriter, 'Legacy', Tatar, two
Ossetian variants, two Chuvash variants, Utmurt, Komi, Yakut, Kalmyk.
Only the 'Phonetic' variant is close the keyboard I usually work with:
'USA International'. So, all the other 12 variants are not relevant
> These letters do change position in different models. In Bulgarian Phonetic
> layout the 'ч' is at the '~' key (the last in left next to 1 key).
In the Russian Phonetic keyboard, the '~' has been attributed to the
'ю' (yu). But the '-' key, next to the '=' - and backspace keys, could
be used for the 'ч', if it is possible to maintain the '_ '
(underscore) at the '-'key, even in case the Russian keyboard is
active. But I do not now whether it is possible to redefine the keys
within the Phonetic variant, and if so, how.
> On Thursday 03 September 2009 13:06:19 Bas Roufs wrote:
> > Dear Everybody
> > Recently, I installed the 'phonetic' variant of the Russian keyboard next
> > to the default keyboard at my machine with Kubuntu 9.04: 'US alternative
> > international'. I did so via SYSTEM SETTINGS > regional and language >
> > keyboard layout. This 'phonetic' variant is the only variant I can
> > possibly work with when 10 finger blind-typing - so I am vary happy it
> > exists! But there is one nasty detail which creates sometimes
> > complications: the position of the character 'ч' (tsjè). This character
> > has been positioned at the '=' key, the key immediately left of the
> > backspace key. The '='-key is vital for working with spreadsheat packages,
> > like 'Calc' (OpenOffice). If the Russian phonetic keyboard is active, it
> > is simply impossible to work with Calc. But even when I switch to USA
> > alt-intl., I sometimes have difficulties with Calc. Yesterday I could only
> > solve such problems by DE-ACTIVATING altogether the Russian keyboard and
> > restarting the PC. Now I have re-installed the Russian phonetic keyboard
> > in the way described above. But it is very well possible that I will need
> > to de-install it again in case I get the same difficulties with Calc, even
> > when the USA alt intl. has been activated. That's why, I am wondering
> > weather it would be possible to position the 'ч' character at another key.
> > If so, how?
> > Respectfully yours,
> > Bas.
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