Monday, November 26, 2007

OS X 10.5 Leopard: Fixing the Russian PC Keyboard

Somehow Apple forgot to include the character ё (U+0451) in the Russian PC keyboard layout, at least as far as the ANSI physical keyboards are concerned (whether it shows up on the extra key on an ISO keyboard I don't know). If you need a replacement, you can download the RussianPC or RussianPC2 layouts from my iDisk.

The Russian and Russian Phonetic layouts do not have this problem.

15 comments:

a5b said...

thanks

silverpie said...

Confirmed that the extra ISO key is indeed ë in that layout. (You can get a Mac in the US with an ISO keyboard--in the build-to-order options, select Spanish for the keyboard. In Canada, pick French.)

axet said...

i don't see your idisk content :(

axet said...

how i can addopt your layout for Tiger?

Tom Gewecke said...

Layouts like this should work in Tiger just like they do in Leopard. Do you have a problem?

axet said...

yep, that layout is disabled (gray color) in layouts menu.

i found another in http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=baa962a61fc0abaf0b828752db727895&showtopic=1884&st=0&p=12230&#entry12230

Tom Gewecke said...

Sounds like you are trying to use the PC layout in an obsolete app like Appleworks or WordX. Try the PC2 layout.

axet said...

I tried it with firefox3. booth RussianPC and RussianPC2 does't work with Tiger.

Tom Gewecke said...

On my Firefox 3.01 and OS X 10.4.10 they both work just fine. Do the layouts work for you in TextEdit? Safari?

step4wind said...

Thanks. Works fine on Leopard 10.5.5. But what the difference between this two layouts? Looks like they are same

Tom Gewecke said...

If I remember right, they are the same, but one is "unicode" and one is "cyrillic". The unicode one will not work on old apps like Appleworks or Word X.

Lydia said...

Tom - just giving you the heads-up that there is a mistake in your Russian layouts as well... True, the missing ë is back, but you have @ instead of № ("3" key)...

Could you come up with yet another fix, please? :-)

Tom Gewecke said...

Lydia -- Fixed now I hope.

shurik said...

Tom,

I noticed that edit shortcuts aren't working in your keyboard layouts (apple-a, apple-c, apple-v, etc). I dug around and found some keyboard layout that I used with my old mac (10.4). It can be found here: http://aggubin.org/pub/Russian-winkeys.keylayout

I compared yours and mine and found several differences, however I am not sure which are responsible for shortcuts, could you tell me?

Sincerely,

Alexander

Tom Gewecke said...

shurik - sorry, I've never been able to figure out why the shortcuts work or don't in different layouts.