RussianEditor: A powerful notepad-like editor with an on screen
Russian phonetic keyboard using the Russian alphabet !!
For user not accustomed to standard Russian
keyboards, the RussianEditor is also equipped to display the on
screen keyboard set as an alternative Russian phonetic keyboard or
This feature removes much of the frustration in finding the right
letter in the Cyrillic alphabet when typing in the computer for
non Russian working with a PC. It is also useful for Russians
natives living abroad working on a western PC and who have been
accustomed to work with Latin based keyboard on a western windows
working for example in English or some other western language.
Apart from displaying the keyboard as a Russian phonetic keyboard
the keyboard can be set to a standard Russian keyboard used on
Russian typewriters and on Russian windows machines, just be
clicking on the standard alternative for the Cyrillic keyboard.
When the RussianEditor is set to be displayed the keyboard as a
phonetic Russian keyboard, then Cyrillic character are positioned
next to the Latin Letter with the same or similar sound. It is
therefore easy to find on the keyboard.
Because the RussianEditor recognize which the current keyboard is
set to at the control panel, the position of the Russian
characters on the on screen phonetic Russian keyboard is
phonetically set for this keyboard.
This is done automatic when the software starts. This is important
because the position of the Latin alphabet does not follow the
standard QWERTY keyboard used in the US for all other countries.
In fact the character positions and character displayed varies
from country to country.
Here follows some pictures of the layouts of the Russian
phonetical keyboard for different countries. The Russian Editor
recognizes and display the character sets right for almost all
countries that use western code page. That for windows machine
which use Latin 1 font set in code page 1252 for ANSI.