5 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2013 8:45 AM by Tom Gewecke
ytpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Your Russian keyboard is unusable at all

We have 2 symbol sets in number row

But Shift+Figure set is under(!) Alt+Figure set! You need to turn up it! I would be in collaroration with Shift.

And we have 2 % with Shift+4 and Alt+5 but why??? You don't know any symbols anymore?


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: Russian Keyboard
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)

    Posted in error.

  • 2. Re: Russian Keyboard
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)

    Go to system preferences/language & text/input sources and uncheck the box for Russian and check the box for Russian PC.  Do you like that one better?

  • 3. Re: Russian Keyboard
    ytpo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I told about % and Symbols I see written on my buttons on the keyboard. preferences/language & text/input sources can't change my keyboard.

  • 4. Re: Russian Keyboard
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)

    ytpo wrote:

     

    I told about % and Symbols I see written on my buttons on the keyboard. preferences/language & text/input sources can't change my keyboard.

     

    If you want to ask Apple to change the printing on their keyboards, you can do that at

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    If you want what is already printed on the keyboard to match what the keys produce, that can be done by changing a small software file, and I may be able to help.   Let me know.

  • 5. Re: Russian Keyboard
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)

    PS I don't know if this is of any help, but upon closer examination of the Apple Russian keyboard printing, I see that the characters at the right side of a key are not intended provide info about option/alt characters.  They are simply an indication of where the keyboard produces something different than the normal or shifted English layout.

     

    So on the number row, the "№%:,.; to the right of 2345678 are supposed to tell you that in shifted mode you get these instead of what is printed above the numbers, namely @#$%^&*.  You see the same kind of thing on the keys for бю/хъёэж, but there it tells you what you get in unshifted mode (instead of what is on the lower left side of the key).

     

    I have no idea why Apple chose that system, but I think it has been this way for many years now.