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    Question Russian keyboard layout + Cyrillic font?

    I've got 8.04 x86 Desktop installed...replacing XP on my wife's machine. Woo! In general, it's fine, but one thing she needs for school is to be able to work in Russian.

    On XP, once I turned on the Russian layout, she could just hit the hotkey (Alt+Shift?), and flip between US and RU layouts + fonts. Hit the hotkey and she'd be typing using the Russian keyboard layout and the characters on the screen would be in the correct Cyrillic font.

    Would somebody please point me to how to accomplish the same thing in Ubuntu? I've got the Russian language packages installed, and the Russian layout enabled, but switching the layout doesn't switch the font.

    Urk! I don't want to go back to Windows!

    Thanks.

    -HoB

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    Re: Russian keyboard layout + Cyrillic font?

    If you are using gnome, I think you can add a keyboard notificator to panel and configure it from there. Havent used gnome in a while so i cant remember.

    There's another way to do this.
    Open xorg.conf and add 2 lines under Section "InputDevice"
    Code:
     Option    "XkbLayout" "us,ru"
     Option    "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
    Then restart xserver by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace and it should work, by pressing alt+shift.
    Latitude D630, debian lenny.

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    Re: Russian keyboard layout + Cyrillic font?

    Quote Originally Posted by mybeat View Post
    If you are using gnome, I think you can add a keyboard notificator to panel and configure it from there. Havent used gnome in a while so i cant remember.

    There's another way to do this.
    Open xorg.conf and add 2 lines under Section "InputDevice"
    Code:
     Option    "XkbLayout" "us,ru"
     Option    "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
    Then restart xserver by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace and it should work, by pressing alt+shift.

    Thank you for that!
    Simple and works!

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    Re: Russian keyboard layout + Cyrillic font?

    There is also GUI for that: System-Preferences-Keyboard -- Layouts-LayoutOptions and there "Key(s) to change layout", select alt+shift (or other more suitable).

    For whatever reason the default 2xAlt didn't work for me.

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    Re: Russian keyboard layout + Cyrillic font?

    I have a Toshiba netbook purchased in Moscow. sing alt + shift toggles Russian/English.

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    Re: Russian keyboard layout + Cyrillic font?

    Check this tool: Russian Virtual keyboard http://keyboard.erozz.com/ru

    I hope this would help..

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