My Russian class has some writing assignments coming up. Nothing major, but a few short paragraphs, and I thought it might be fun to write them on the computer. I figured finding Cyrillic fonts online would be a snap, but I wasn’t sure about keyboard maps, so I asked my teacher. He explained that the Russian keyboard is oh so different, and implied it wasn’t worth the trouble for all that hunting and pecking.
They are none so blind as they who will not buy a Mac. In 45 seconds of Googling, I had found and downloaded not only Cyrillic fonts, but a keyboard map that roughly corresponds to the Qwerty consonant/vowel array. What’s more, switching back and forth between the two is one click away, thanks to the international standards installed in my lovely laptop.
Oh, and if you want the traditional Russian layout, that’s in there too.