Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 5:16 AM (in response to EAC_MacUser)
When I type "ya" it types it as "ыа" instead of "я".
It sounds like the keyboard might be damaged. Can you test using a usb or wireless keyboard?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Thank you for the reply. I looked up the keyboard and layout and the character is mapped to the "Q" key. I figured the phonetic part of it, spelling it as "ya" would convert it to that character. I also found other keys are mapped to strange keys on my keyboard like the plus sign, etc. I could be wrong but I don't think anyone would ever use the "y" and "a" characters or "z" and "h" characters to mean the single character versions of them, я and ж, respectively. They are used with various other words but two character sequences should translate to one when they're together. Japanese characters do it all the time, and I can phonetically type my words out in Google Translate which translates the words perfectly.
Is there a better keyboard that does an internal mapping when typing out two characters that equal one character when typed next to each other?
Thank you in advance.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to EAC_MacUser)
I figured the phonetic part of it, spelling it as "ya" would convert it to that character.
As far as I know, phonetic keyboards for Russian never work that way. я, ю, ж, ш, etc. are always each placed on a single key, and I think anyone who knows the Russian alphabet would expect that.
What you are looking for is really a transliteration keyboard. I have never seen one, but it might be possible to make it using
With this it is very easy to create a custom layout by drag/drop from the Character Viewer onto templates provided by the app.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
I see, that's unfortunate but will give Ukelele a chance. Thank you so much for the information, I'm still getting used to to Apple being a Windows user primarily and liking/hating some things.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to EAC_MacUser)
I'm still getting used to to Apple being a Windows user primarily and liking/hating some things.
Does Windows come with a Russian transliteration keyboard layout? I have seen Russian and Russian Typewriter, but they are standard one-key per Russian letter. The Russian Phonetic layouts for Windows I have seen have я on Q, just like the Mac.
Could you indicate where you have seen a Russian keyboard layout where you type ya to get я? It could be helpful in trying to make one for the Mac.