Russian Keyboard Layout

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

There are several Russian keyboard layouts.

Russian Windows Layout

The most popular, is Russian Windows layout. This is the default layout in Microsoft Windows for Russian.

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Russian keyboard Windows layout image source


• Russian has 33 letters. It uses 7 more key spots than English's 26. So, punctuations character are mostly moved to the number row, and many other symbol character are removed.

• Comma and period shares a key.

• The following characters are not available on Russian layout. To type them, you need to switch out of Russian layout.

` ~ @ # $ ^ & | [ ] { } ' < >
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Custom build keyboard with Russian Windows layout. [image source reddit ]

Russian Alphabet

Russian has 33 letters.

А а Б б В в Г г Д д Е е Ё ё Ж ж З з И и Й й К к Л л М м Н н О о П п Р р С с Т т У у Ф ф Х х Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш Щ щ Ъ ъ Ы ы Ь ь Э э Ю ю Я я

Russian UKNC Keyboard

Ttraditional Russian Typewriter layout (punctuation symbols are placed on numerical keys, one needs to press Shift to enter numbers)

The Russian Typewriter layout can be found on many Russian typewriters produced before the 1990s, and it is the default Russian keyboard layout in the OpenSolaris operating system.

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Russian UKNC Keyboard. image source
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Russian UKNC computer (aka Elektronika MS-0511) image source

UKNC (Russian: УКНЦ) was a Soviet PDP-11-compatible educational computer, aimed at teaching school informatics courses.

UKNC stands for Educational Computer by Scientific Centre.

[2017-05-05 Wikipedia UKNC]

Russian Apple Keyboard

Apple Keyboard A1016 Russian layout
Apple Keyboard A1016 with Russian layout.
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Microsoft Sculpt Comfort keyboard with Russian layout.

[see Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard]

[see Alternative Keyboard Layouts]

See also: Russian Keyboard Layout and Programing

Keyboard Layouts

  1. Alternative Keyboard Layouts
  2. Dvorak Keyboard Layout
  3. Alt Graph Key, Compose Key, Dead Key
  4. International Keyboard Layouts
  5. Idiocy of Keyboard Layouts: QWERTZ, AZERTY
  6. German Keyboard Layout
  7. French Keyboard Layout
  8. Russian Keyboard Layout
  9. Chinese Input Methods
  10. Japanese Keyboard Layouts
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