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Re: Russian keyboard input method


From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Russian keyboard input method
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 17:59:07 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, Olleg Samoylov <address@hidden> writes:

> The most common keyboard for PC is so called microsoft compatiable keyboard.
> I added russian keyboard layout for this keyboard to attached file.

Thank you for the contribution.  But, the current
development code (cvs HEAD trunk) already has the very
similar layout as yours (cyrillic-microsoft) by the name
"russian-computer".  The difference is only this:

russian-computer:    ("\\" ?\\)
cyrillic-microsoft:  ("\\" ?/)

The comment in our current code says as below (I'll attach
the whole code at the end):

;; This was `cyrillic-jcuken'.  Alexander Mikhailian
;; <address@hidden> says:  "cyrillic-jcuken" is actually
;; russian.  It is ok but a bit outdated.  This layout has been used
;; in typewriters for ages but it has been superceeded on desktops by
;; a variation of this layout, implemented in M$ Windows software.
;; The Windows layout is greatly preferred because of the comma and
;; period being placed more conviniently and, of course, because of
;; the popularity of Windows software. This layout is a common option
;; in X Windows and console layouts for GNU/Linux.  [See
;; `russian-computer' below.]

So, it seems that the layout of russian-computer is the one
supported on Windows.  Could you please discuss with
Mr. Mikhailian about this issue?

---
Ken'ichi HANDA
address@hidden

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